Collins: I haven't decided on tax vote

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGraham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate finalizes .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Schumer: Democrats 'on track' to pass bipartisan deal, .5T budget 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 McConnellOn The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns Graham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate McConnell warns Democrats against 'artificial timeline' for infrastructure deal MORE (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans RealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer 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."