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Faso's amendment to tax cut bill is dead

Jul 22, 2017 12:25 am
Dan Freedman reports in the Albany Times Union that Rep. John Faso's amendment to the Republican plan to cut taxes and healthcare is as dead as the bill. Faso's bill with Western New York Republican Chris Collins would have shifted Medicaid costs from New York counties to the state. "I don't think a Republican-only approach can pass, based on the last six months," Faso said July 20. "I'm intensely practical." Faso also told the paper that he is not worried about Democrats using his support for the bill that cut taxes and healthcare against him in 2018. "Everyone has a First Amendment right, but the country is facing extraordinary financial turmoil and my objective here is to try and do the right thing," he said. "The election is 17 months away." Read the full story in the Albany Times Union.