What is it with Congressional Republican doing their best to oppose President Trump in order to help Democrats succeed? Montana Sen. Steve Daines is the latest member of the GOP to do so. He will not vote in favor of tax cuts.
From The Hill:
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) on Monday became the second GOP senator to oppose the upper chamber’s tax bill in its current form, raising concerns it does more to help corporations than other types of businesses.
“Sen. Daines has concerns with how the tax bill looks at main street versus large corporations,” an aide to the Montana Republican said. “The Senator wants changes to the tax cut bill that ensure main street businesses are not put at a competitive disadvantage against large corporations.”
The aide added that while Daines is currently a no on the measure, he “remains optimistic and is continuing to work with colleagues.”
More on the other GOP senator against the tax cuts, per CNN:
Sen. Ron Johnson announced he is opposed to the tax bill Wednesday, making him the first member of the GOP to formally come out against the party’s plan, though the Wisconsin Republican said he was hopeful about being able to support a final version once changes are made.
Johnson issued a statement saying the current proposal in both chambers is imbalanced in favor of large corporations but he left open the door to supporting the bills if they are altered.
“Unfortunately, neither the House nor Senate bill provide fair treatment, so I do not support either in their current versions,” he said. “I do, however, look forward to working with my colleagues to address the disparity so I can support the final version.”
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) November 15, 2017