In a new report, Republican Senator Bob Corker announced that he will be voting “yes” on the GOP tax bill, whereas he has originally been planning to vote “no.”
This comes shortly after Senator Marco Rubio announced that he would be voting “yes” on Friday, once the GOP modified the bill to expand child tax credits.
For far too long, Washington has ignored and left behind the American working class. Increasing the refundability of the Child Tax Credit from 55% to 70% is a solid step toward broader reforms which are both Pro-Growth and Pro-Worker.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 15, 2017
Earlier on Friday, Rubio changed his vote to a “yes” after initially voicing concerns Thursday over reports the House-Senate deal would provide major tax cuts for wealthy Americans while not expanding tax credits for low-income families, which he previously proposed.
Corker had been the last remaining Republican holdout on the Senate’s initial tax bill, voicing concerns about the impact the bill will have on the deficit.
“I know every bill we consider is imperfect and the question becomes is our country better off with or without this piece of legislation,” he continued, “I think we are better off with it. I realize this is a bet on our country’s enterprising spirit, and that is a bet I am willing to make.”
See my statement on my support for tax reform legislation: pic.twitter.com/DoeoHLrXWn
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) December 15, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of Corker, “The President greatly appreciates Senator Corker’s phone call and pledge to support tax cuts. He sees a great entrepreneurial spirit being released in our country and he is a part of that spirit,” she added, “When these massive tax cuts and incentives kick in, jobs and growth will follow at a very high level.”
Now that the GOP has ensured both Senators’ votes, the bill will surely pass as the rest of the Republicans are seemingly on board.