Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., told The Hill Tuesday that his donors are threatening to walk if the Republican tax bill doesn't pass.
"My donors are basically saying, 'Get it done or don't ever call me again,'" Collins, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said when asked if donors approve of the plan.
Before he was asked the question, Collins had been describing the barrage of lobbyists representing special interests looking to save certain tax provisions.
The New York Republican told reporters after a House GOP conference on Tuesday that "every special interest is out in force. I'd say the more they come out, it's an indication we're doing a darn good job."
He then specified that large businesses and special interest groups aren't the only ones lobbying, noting that his niece pushed him to bring back the adoption tax credit.
"We are getting lobbied by our families, our neighbors, our friends," he said.
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