Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of just three remaining Republican holdouts, announced Monday on Twitter that he will “proudly vote” for the GOP tax bill.
“Just finished reading the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It will cut taxes for working Utah families,” Lee tweeted. “I will proudly vote for it.”
Just finished reading the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It will cut taxes for working Utah families. I will proudly vote for it.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) December 18, 2017
The Hill added:
Lee along with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had been pushing for a more generous child tax credit, which the two senators said would help poor and middle-class taxpayers.
After winning concessions, Rubio shifted Friday from “no” to “yes” on the bill, but Lee had yet to say he would back it.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will miss the final vote on his party’s bill after returning to Arizona early for the holidays and after being hospitalized for side effects of his brain cancer treatment.
Senate Republicans can only afford to lose one vote due to McCain’s absence.
Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) remain undecided.
The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on the bill.