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CT Dems Vote Against GOP Tax Bill, Call Tax Cuts for Families and Businesses an “Abomination”

December 20, 2017 By Staff
CT Dems Vote Against GOP Tax Bill, Call Tax Cuts for Families and Businesses an “Abomination”

All seven members of Connecticut's congressional delegation, all Democrats, voted against a tax cut for Connecticut families and businesses.

All seven members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation – Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) – voted against tax cuts for Connecticut families and businesses on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The House roll call vote, conducted Tuesday afternoon, ended with 227 members in support and 203 opposed. All 191 House Democrats opposed the bill.

The Senate roll call vote, conducted early Wednesday morning, ended with 51 members in support and 48 opposed. All 46 Senate Democrats opposed the bill.

The House will re-vote on the bill due to technical issues on Wednesday morning, but it is expected to pass, again without Democratic votes.

Connecticut’s congressional delegation not only voted against the bill, but came out against it with strong language.

Blumenthal called it an abomination:

Murphy suggested the bill is shameful.

Esty said it’s “awful.”

And tax-raising Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) said in a statement that the bill, which gives the average Connecticut family an $835 tax cut, will “not provide relief to the middle class, but for the wealthiest few.”

It seems Democrats are ready to run in Connecticut in 2018 on opposition to tax relief in the state.