Key Repub­li­can sen­a­tor on Finance Com­mit­tee trash­es bipar­ti­san tax deal

Sen. Thom Tillis (R‑NC), an influ­en­tial mem­ber of the Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on Finance, trashed the bipar­ti­san child tax cred­it and busi­ness tax bill on Fri­day and said he hopes it nev­er comes to a vote.
The bill in ques­tion passed the House in a 357–70 vote but is fac­ing an uphill bat­tle in the Sen­ate, where Repub­li­can law­mak­ers have been more crit­i­cal. Lead­er­ship has not decid­ed whether to hold a markup of the leg­is­la­tion in the Finance Com­mit­tee or hold a floor vote.
“If it died, I’d be hap­py,” Tillis said in an inter­view with the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er.
Tillis has com­plaints about sev­er­al facets of the $78 bil­lion leg­is­la­tion and said that, after a dis­cus­sion with oth­er mem­bers of the Finance Com­mit­tee, he thinks oth­er Repub­li­cans share his point of view. He said the only way it would become work­able is if it is sig­nif­i­cant­ly changed in markup and that, as it stands, he is “goin …