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Faso votes against GOP tax bill three times, for it once

Dec 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted against the GOP's tax plan again Dec. 20. Because of an error they made during a Dec. 19 vote, the House of Representatives voted on the bill two days in a row. The bill passed 224-201. Faso voted no both times this week. Earlier, he voted yes on the bill, moving it to a conference committee, and no on the first vote on the bill in November. The bill is expected to raise taxes on many New Yorkers, as there is now a cap on deductions for state and local taxes. “It really was a tough decision,” Faso said, “but I didn’t come down here just to be a trumpet for a political party.” The bill passed the Senate Dec. 19, and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump. New York Senator Chuck Schumer said from the Senate floor Dec. 20, that Republicans would “rue the day” they passed the bill.