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Andre
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From CNN;


The 12 House Republicans who voted against the tax bill

From CNN's Sophie Tatum

The final version of the GOP's tax reform bill passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, sending it on to the Senate, where it's also expected to pass.

Although it passed along party lines and is considered token legislation for the Republican Party, it wasn't a unanimous "yes" vote for House Republicans.

These are the 12 Republicans who voted against the tax bill:

Rep. Dan Donovan, New York
Rep. John Faso, New York
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
Rep. Darrell Issa, California
Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina
Rep. Peter King, New York
Rep. Leonard Lance, New Jersey
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California
Rep. Christopher Smith, New Jersey
Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York
Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York

Apparently, there are some Republicans out there that still know good, from bad.
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abadolato01 wrote:

Rep. Dan Donovan, New York
Rep. John Faso, New York
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
Rep. Darrell Issa, California
Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina
Rep. Peter King, New York
Rep. Leonard Lance, New Jersey
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California
Rep. Christopher Smith, New Jersey
Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York
Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York



suspect this is the first time that folks on the board (especially those of a non-conservative bent) have called Issa or King "sane"

Suspect the reasons for voting against it was that it did NOT include other stuff they wanted in it.
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Utrecht wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:

Rep. Dan Donovan, New York
Rep. John Faso, New York
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
Rep. Darrell Issa, California
Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina
Rep. Peter King, New York
Rep. Leonard Lance, New Jersey
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California
Rep. Christopher Smith, New Jersey
Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York
Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York



suspect this is the first time that folks on the board (especially those of a non-conservative bent) have called Issa or King "sane"

Suspect the reasons for voting against it was that it did NOT include other stuff they wanted in it.


The votes seem to be emanating from wealthier states, whose middle class/wealthy constituents may be hurt by SALT changes. In other words, they recognized that, overall, the plan would hurt their people, not help them.
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abadolato01 wrote:
The votes seem to be emanating from wealthier states, whose middle class/wealthy constituents may be hurt by SALT changes. In other words, they recognized that, overall, the plan would hurt their people, not help them.

That is exactly Issa's statement.

https://issa.house.gov/news-room/press-releases/issa-vote-no...

"Congressman Issa has been leading the fight for California, earlier this week urging tax conferees to restore the full deductibility of the state and local income tax and to reverse changes to the deductions for victims of wildfires."
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Utrecht wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:

Rep. Dan Donovan, New York
Rep. John Faso, New York
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
Rep. Darrell Issa, California
Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina
Rep. Peter King, New York
Rep. Leonard Lance, New Jersey
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California
Rep. Christopher Smith, New Jersey
Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York
Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York



suspect this is the first time that folks on the board (especially those of a non-conservative bent) have called Issa or King "sane"

Suspect the reasons for voting against it was that it did NOT include other stuff they wanted in it.


Or Rohrabacher.

Some of these people also faced very tough fights last election in blue states.

Never confuse political expediency for sanity. All these people were given room to vote no. That won't happen in the Senate where their true colors will be on display.
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