The Republican Congressional Delegation (with the exception of U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur of the Third District) today joined Democrats in opposition to the Republican tax bill.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7), U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-11), U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11), and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4) all voted no on the controversial tax bill.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed the House with 227 votes in favor and 205 opposition votes.
President Donald J. Trump personally thanked MacArthur for voting aye, and the congressman explained his vote as follows:
“Our tax code hasn’t been updated in 31 years—it’s outdated, over-complicated and needs to change. It burdens working Americans with sky-high rates and is filled with special loopholes that benefit the favored few. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act puts an end to this. It provides real relief for families and businesses—by simplifying the tax code, reducing rates, doubling the standard deduction, providing tax credits for childcare and care of adult dependents, and eliminating the AMT that has trapped working families.”
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