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How they voted on tax reform

Johnson City Press • Dec 21, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Want to know how our representatives in Congress voted on the federal tax reform bill? See their votes and read their statements:

Sen. Bob Corker (R)
Voted: Yes
He said: “This bill is far from perfect, and left to my own accord, we would have reached bipartisan consensus on legislation that avoided any chance of adding to the deficit and far less would have been done on the individual side with items that do not generate economic growth. But after great thought and consideration, I believe that this once-in-a-generation opportunity to make U.S. businesses domestically more productive and internationally more competitive is one we should not miss.”

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R)
Voted: Yes
He said: “This bill will reduce taxes for most Tennessee families and will grow the economy by making business taxes competitive with the rest of the world. It nearly doubles the standard deduction and doubles the child tax credit. A family of four making a little over $70,000 a year will save more than $2,000 on their taxes, and a single mother making $41,000 a year will see a $1,300, or 73 percent, reduction in her taxes. Those making $100,000 or more today pay 78 percent of federal taxes, and after this bill is signed into law, will pay slightly more.”

Rep. Phil Roe (R)
Voted: Yes
He said: “I’m very proud of the work done by the House and Senate, especially considering the tax relief the First District will see from this commonsense, pro-growth package. This bill is a win for East Tennesseans, and the proof will be in Tennesseans’ paychecks.”

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