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Rubio to vote against GOP tax bill unless tax credit for working poor is expanded

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Sen. Mike Lee, another Republican pushing for the change, is undecided on the tax plan.
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Rich Fraud, Poor Fraud: The GOP's Double Standard On Tax Mistakes

Rich Fraud, Poor Fraud: The GOP's Double Standard On Tax Mistakes

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Their new tax bill lavishes breaks on businesses that underpay what they owe.
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Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill

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WASHINGTON - The Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children. Rubio's potential defection complicates Republican leaders' goal of muscling the $1.5 trillion bill through Congress next week, handing President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory by Christmas.
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Tax reform imperiled: Rubio threatens ‘No' vote over child tax credit

Tax reform imperiled: Rubio threatens ‘No' vote over child tax credit

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio is threatening to vote against his party's tax cut bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous to help working-class families paying payroll taxes and not regular income taxes.
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Collins: Senate shouldn't wait on Doug Jones for tax vote

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Maine's moderate U.S. senator says she doesn't think the timetable for tax reform should be delayed by the results of Alabama's special election. House and Senate Republican leaders reached an...
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GOP Pollster Lee Carter on Marco Rubio Voting 'No' on GOP Tax Bill Over Child Tax Credit

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Sen. Marco Rubio said he will not support the latest version of the GOP tax bill if the legislation doesn't include a larger child tax credit.
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Dems on outside looking in as GOP pushes tax bill to finish line

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WASHINGTON Republicans on Capitol Hill are throwing in some last-minute sweeteners to win votes for their long-cherished tax bill but Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and fellow Democrats in Congress insist it's too little, too late.
``It's the same rushed, awful process as before and it can only result in mistakes and unintended consequences that could wreak havoc on the economy,'' Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday. ``Why are our Republican colleagues rushing this bill through? I think they are ashamed of it. Every day, the more people know about the bill, the more they...
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Trump chose five families to show how the tax bill benefits them. Their stories show the reality is complicated

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Marco Rubio Holding Out For Child Tax Credit That Actually Helps Poor People

Marco Rubio Holding Out For Child Tax Credit That Actually Helps Poor People

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Don't hold out hope that Rubio will kill the bill, though.
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Rubio comes out against GOP tax bill, passage uncertain

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Just days before an expected vote, the GOP tax bill's fate is up in the air with few details confirmed and key senators withholding support.
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What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?

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Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted for the Senate GOP tax plan despite its repeal of the individual mandate because GOP leadership promised her a vote on her reinsurance bill, and a vote on legislation to restore some payments to insurers. But it's doubtful getting those provisions enacted would mitigate the damage to exchanges from the mandate repeal.
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Walden says new tax overhaul preserves key deductions

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Oregon Congressman Greg Walden's office says a new version of the Republican tax overhaul before Congress will preserve some key tax deductions that Oregonians rely on, including a major provision...
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Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's margin on tax bill

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP'S sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans' razor-thin margin as they try to muscle the $1.5 trillion bill through Congress next week. Rubio wants to increase the...
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Collins, Rubio Criticize Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

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The tax plan has ruffled some feathers in the GOP. Two Republican senators have criticized tax cuts for the highest earners: Susan Collins of Maine and Marco Rubio of Florida. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur has
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Marco Rubio says he won't vote for the GOP tax bill unless he gets what he wants

Marco Rubio says he won't vote for the GOP tax bill unless he gets what he wants

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One of Congress' most spineless senators has thrown a wrench in the Republican Party's plan to overhaul the tax code before Christmas.
T he Washington Post reported Thursday that Sen. Marco Rubio is a no on the GOP tax bill unless the child tax credit , for which he has previously advocated, is extended to lower-income families.
Rubio has hinted he might vote against the bill in the past.
If TaxReform conference weakens ChildTaxCredit OR reduce corp cut but don't make CTC refundable for working families, going to be problems
- Marco Rubio December 8, 2017
His disapproval intensified after...
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Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's margin on tax bill

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WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP'S sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans' razor-thin margin as they try to muscle the $1.5 trillion bill through Congress next week. Rubio wants to increase the portion of the basic $2,000-per-child tax credit that would go to low-income families. In the current bill, families that pay little or no income tax would get only $1,100 per child. Rubio wants that amount increased, but he didn't specify an amount.
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Trump Says He's 'Very Sure' Rubio Will Support Tax Plan

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President Donald Trump said he's “very sure” Senator Marco Rubio will vote to pass tax legislation next week - despite the Florida Republican's threat to oppose it unless there are further enhancements to the child tax credit.
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Sen. Collins and Sen. Rubio Put Tax Overhaul in Jeopardy

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President Donald Trump insisted that his tax cut is all about helping the middle class even as Republican leaders formed a last-minute plan to cut the top rate paid by million-dollar earners. Bloomberg's Laura Davison reports on "Bloomberg Markets."
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Trump says he thinks Rubio 'will be there' for the GOP tax bill

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President Trump called Sen. Marco Rubio a "great guy, very supportive," on Dec. 14, after Rubio indicated he will vote against the GOP tax bill if it doesn't expand a tax credit for the working poor.
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