House Republicans managed to pass the first comprehensive tax reform bill in over three decades Thursday without the support of 13 GOP defectors.
The bill, which passed 227-205, eliminates the state and local tax deduction, a measure designed to compensate residents of high tax states by reducing their federal tax bill. This revenue saving measure sparked opposition from Republican delegations from New Jersey, New York and California, who believe the bill will result in a higher net tax for their constituents.
Here are the 13 GOP members who voted “no” on the bill:
- Rep. Tom McClintock of California
- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California
- Rep. Darrell Issa of California
- Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey
- Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey
- Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey
- Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
- Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York
- Rep. Pete King of New York
- Rep. Daniel Donovan of New York
- Rep. John Faso of New York
- Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York
- Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina
GOP leadership still faces the daunting task of reconciling the House bill with the Senate version now making its way through the Finance Committee. The drafts diverge on a number of key issues and Senate Republicans can only afford two defectors if they hope to pass the bill along party lines under budget resolution rules.
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