Marco Rubio Now Supports GOP Tax Bill

By Siobhan HughesFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

It's now official: Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will vote for the Republican tax bill, a spokeswoman said.

His support follows a decision by GOP leaders to make a concession to Mr. Rubio by making a child-tax credit more generous. Under the agreement, some $1400 of a $2000 child-tax credit would be refundable to low-income families, or those whose income-tax liability is too low to qualify for the full amount.

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"Increasing the refundability of the Child Tax Credit from 55% to 70% is a solid step toward broader reforms which are both Pro-Growth and Pro-Worker," Mr. Rubio said on Twitter. "But there is still much more to do in the months and years to come."

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 15, 2017 15:24 ET (20:24 GMT)