The GOP-controlled House is gearing up to vote on a bipartisan tax deal this week, and one House Republican‘s job could be in peril over perceived slights concerning negotiations and making concessions to Democrats.
The House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO), passed the $78 million tax bill, 40-3, which includes expanding the child tax credit and restoring since-expired tax provisions for businesses. The tax deal had overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate and House even before the child tax credit, a major Democratic agenda item, was on the table.
But now, Smith’s gavel could be in jeopardy from his own party members upset with the outcome.
Senior Republican sources told Axios that Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), who narrowly lost the three-way race for the position last year, has been