The GOP cannot afford to lose 2 votes. If they do their tax reform bill is DOA.
Two Republican senators, Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), are threatening to vote against the GOP tax reform bill in the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday unless changes are made to address their concerns.
The lawmakers' primary issues with legislation are different: Corker has concerns about the possible deficit increase if the measure is passed, while Johnson worries the bill does not do enough to help small businesses.
"I'm not exactly sure what's going to happen in committee, we're working diligently to fix the problem. If we develop a fix prior to committee, I'll probably support it but if we don't, I'll vote against it," Johnson told Wisconsin reporters Monday afternoon.
Corker, when asked whether he may vote against the bill in committee, also told reporters that is "very possible." He and several other GOP senators with deficit concerns want the bill to include a "backstop" in the event that economic growth projections aren't met. The Hill
Here is hoping these 2 senators do the right thing and not the political thing.