Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is a "no" on the upcoming tax reform bill, he announced on Monday. Daines said in a statement that he wanted to see "changes to the tax cut bill" that primarily benefited "main street businesses" as opposed to larger corporations. Daines cited the fact that most of job creation comes from these "main street businesses" and that he feels as though the bill could be better.
My statement on the current Senate tax plan: https://t.co/FItbAWUQM3 pic.twitter.com/8axNBJ1GPZ— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) November 27, 2017
These concerns echo his Senate colleague Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who also thinks that the bill is too harsh on small businesses.
That puts two Republicans in the Senate as hard "no" votes, and several others who are unsure as to whether they will support this bill.
CNN made a handy emoji guide to the current state of the GOP senate. Johnson is the other current "no," wheras Sens. Murkowski (R-AK), McCain (R-AZ), and Collins (R-ME) are described with the "thinking" or "hmm" emoji as they have not yet made a decision either in support or in opposition to the bill.
Sens. Lankford (R-OK), Corker (R-TN), Moran (R-KS), Flake (R-AZ), and Rubio (R-FL) were represented with the "neutral" face emoji.
How key GOP senators feel about the tax bill:— CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2017
Ron Johnson: ?
Steve Daines: ?
Lisa Murkowski: ??
John McCain: ??
Susan Collins: ??
James Lankford: ??
Bob Corker: ??
Jerry Moran: ??
Jeff Flake: ??
Marco Rubio: ??https://t.co/SWKHtxXWB9
Daines was first elected to the Senate in 2014, and is up for reelection in 2020.
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