Press Releases

“As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening” (As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening, New York Times, Sheryl Stolberg, 12/15/2017)

“[F]or Mr. Rubio, it was a natural extension of the promise he believes the Republican Party had made, and was in danger of abandoning, to look out for the little guy.” (As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening, New York Times, Sheryl Stolberg, 12/15/2017)

  • “A longtime champion of the working class, Mr. Rubio had tried in vain to secure a more generous tax break for lower-income Americans as Congress embarked on a sweeping rewrite of the federal tax code.” (As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening, New York Times, Sheryl Stolberg, 12/15/2017)
  • “It was a hard-fought moment for Mr. Rubio, who found himself rebuffed by his own party when he proposed something similar during the initial Senate debate on the legislation.” (As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening, New York Times, Sheryl Stolberg, 12/15/2017)

“Rubio’s threats to vote against the tax bill were very real, and leadership took them seriously.” (How Marco Rubio forced the GOP’s hand on the child tax credit, McClatchy, 12/15/2017)

  • “For months, Rubio said that an expanded child tax credit was an important part of any effort to overhaul the nation’s tax code. Without it, he said detractors could credibly argue that the Republican-led House and Senate drafted the overhaul without lower- and middle-class families in mind.” (How Marco Rubio forced the GOP’s hand on the child tax credit, McClatchy, 12/15/2017)

“Mr. Rubio got something for his anger. On Friday, Republican tax-bill negotiators agreed to make more of the child tax credit refundable, or available to taxpayers even if they pay no income tax.” (How Sen. Marco Rubio Won a Concession on the GOP Tax Bill, The Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Hughes, 12/15/2017)

“[T]he gamesmanship around the credit provided a window into last-minute dealing as Republicans tried to win needed votes. … ‘No one raised a hand of support for the Rubio position besides myself,’ Mr. Scott said in describing the meetings with tax negotiators.” (How Sen. Marco Rubio Won a Concession on the GOP Tax Bill, The Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Hughes, 12/15/2017)

“[Rubio] and Mike Lee are fighting a lonely fight for larger credits for poor families.” (Report: Child Tax Credit Boosted In GOP Tax Bill To Try To Win Rubio’s Vote, Hot Air, Allahpundit, 12/15/2017)

  • “An extra 300 bucks in the refundable portion of the credit. How big of a win is that? … If you’re poor it may be tantamount to a one percent pay raise. It’ll buy a crib or a thousand diapers, formula or baby clothes.” (Report: Child Tax Credit Boosted In GOP Tax Bill To Try To Win Rubio’s Vote, Hot Air, Allahpundit, 12/15/2017)

“$1,400 of the credit would be refundable… That's $300 more than GOP negotiators agreed to earlier this week — a change made after Rubio and Lee threatened to torpedo the measure without a more generous credit.” (Republicans appear to lock down key Senate votes for tax overhaul bill, USA Today, Herb Jackson and Deirdre Shesgreen, 12/15/2017)

“Sens. Rubio, Heller, and Scott have done a tremendous job fighting for working families this week and they have secured a big win.” (U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), 12/15/2017)

“Worked with [Marco Rubio] to ensure the Child Tax Credit will help families even more in final tax reform package. Boosting refundability will help so many hardworking families, and Marco's efforts have been invaluable on this. #taxreform (U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), 12/15/2017)

“Their efforts over multiple years was tireless, unwavering and effective.” (Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 12/15/2017)

“In the end, he got an adjustment that gives 4.7 million parents in the $20-40K range an additional tax cut of $250 or more above the Senate bill.” (Ernie Tedeschi, former U.S. Treasury economist, 12/15/2017)

“We families with children devote most of our money and time to raise and educate the next generation to defend our country, pay taxes, have and create jobs and raise the next generation to sustain America. Thanks [Marco Rubio] for caring about our future. (U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, 12/15/2017)

“[Rubio] and Mike Lee have been strong advocates of expanding child tax credit for YEARS and they just won.” (Amanda Carpenter, CNN Contributor, 12/15/2017)