Rubio Now Against GOP Tax Bill Unless It Expands Child Tax Credit

After weeks of waffling, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday told Senate leaders he now opposes the Republicans’ tax plan unless it expands the child tax credit, The Washington Post reported. Rubio and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) proposed an expansion of that tax credit—aimed at helping the working poor—but it was rejected by the Senate in the previous version of the bill that passed through the chamber. Lee has not yet indicated whether he still supports the bill.