Key Republican senator on Finance Committee trashes bipartisan tax deal

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), an influential member of the Senate Committee on Finance, trashed the bipartisan child tax credit and business tax bill on Friday and said he hopes it never comes to a vote.

The bill in question passed the House in a 357-70 vote but is facing an uphill battle in the Senate, where Republican lawmakers have been more critical. Leadership has not decided whether to hold a markup of the legislation in the Finance Committee or hold a floor vote.

“If it died, I’d be happy,” Tillis said in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

Tillis has complaints about several facets of the $78 billion legislation and said that, after a discussion with other members of the Finance Committee, he thinks other Republicans share his point of view. He said the only way it would become
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