Grassley tosses out big reason he’s worried about bipartisan tax bill: ‘Means he could get reelected’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) revealed part of his reluctance to support a bipartisan tax bill is based on concern it could help President Joe Biden get reelected.

The Iowa Republican said, “Passing a tax bill that makes the president look good,” suggesting to reporters the president would be “mailing out checks before the election.”

Grassley said this “means he could be reelected.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks with reporters as he heads to a vote on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Despite Grassley’s concern, the new bipartisan tax bill includes a tax credit and would not necessarily translate into checks being sent to voters. However, there was a 2021 child tax credit that incorporated checks for families as a part of a coronavirus relief bill. This particular provision
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