- The Washington Times - Monday, December 4, 2017

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said Monday that her biggest concern over the tax bill is time.

“Time is always a problem. The more time that goes, the more nitpicking and the more likelihood that one member or another may find a certain thing they don’t like,” Mrs. Capito, West Virginia Republican, said on Fox News.

Senate Republicans were down to very narrow margins when gathering support to pass their version of the tax plan. Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, announced Friday that he will not vote for the bill as it continues to move forward towards a conference.

Mrs. Capito said that she was also “disappointed” fellow West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, did not come around to support the bill. Mr. Manchin is among the more moderate Democrats and known to try and find compromise between the parties.

The Senate moves to a conference with the House bill to try and work out any differences among the plan before heading to a final vote. Republicans say they still believe the plan will pass and will be done by their anticipated Christmas deadline.

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