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Sen. Marco Rubio becomes latest obstacle to GOP tax bill, complicating next week's vote

Sen. Marco Rubio becomes latest obstacle to GOP tax bill, complicating next week's vote

Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday became the latest holdout on the Republican tax plan, depriving leaders of crucial backing as they struggle to build support for the bill before next week’s expected vote.

The Florida Republican, who warned leaders he would vote no unless changes were made to the current version, is pushing for greater refundability of an enhanced child tax credit that he and others, including Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, fought to provide for low-income and working-class Americans.

By publicly opposing the legislation, he joins those who are capitalizing on the Senate’s delicate math to extract last-minute concessions.

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