Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement in response to the Senate Finance Committee unveiling their tax reform proposal:
"We appreciate all of the work our colleagues have done to draft the Senate tax bill, and the progress for tax reform that it represents. While we are glad to see an increase to the child tax credit, like the House bill, it is simply not enough for working families.
“We continue to believe that the best way to provide real relief to working families is through a straightforward, significant, and permanent expansion of the child tax credit — preferably doubling the credit to $2,000 per child and expanding its applicability to payroll taxes. The Senate is not going to pass a bill that isn’t clearly pro-family, so we look forward to working with our colleagues to get there.”