Collins: I haven't decided on tax vote

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus New polls show tight races for Graham, McConnell McConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill MORE (R-Maine) said on Sunday that she has not yet made a decision on the GOP's tax-reform plan after saying last week she would consider changing her vote if her proposed amendments were not included. 

“There are major differences between the House and Senate bills. I don’t know where the bill is going to come out," Collins told CBS News's John Dickerson on "Face the Nation."

"I also obviously care very much about amendments that I was successful in getting in the bill that particularly helps middle-income families," she continued. 


Collins said she was confident in an agreement reached with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks Overnight Health Care: Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump's visit | US shows signs of coronavirus peak, but difficult days lie ahead | Trump: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready 'right around' Election Day MORE (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBudowsky: Why I back Kennedy, praise Markey Democratic super PAC quotes Reagan in anti-Trump ad set to air on Fox News: 'Are you better off?' Trump lashes out at Reagan Foundation after fundraising request MORE (R-Wis.) on Medicare. 

"I have written correspondence that memorializes the agreement that the 4 percent cut in Medicare that could go into effect will not go into effect," she said. 

"I don't want seniors to have the anxiety of wondering whether the tax bill is going to trigger a cut in Medicare. I am absolutely confident. I have it in writing, a statement by both Mitch McConnell and Speaker Ryan."

Collins said on Friday that she could change her vote on the tax legislation. 

"I would [consider changing my vote]," she told a CBS affiliate in Maine. 

"I'm going to look at what comes out of the conference committee meeting to reconcile the differences between the Senate and House bill. So I won't make a final decision until I see what that package is."