As he signaled Wednesday afternoon that he would do, U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, today joined 12 Republicans and 192 Democrats – 205 in all – in voting against his party’s $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill.
Enough members of the Republican majority – 227 – voted aye to pass the bill. The U.S. Senate is preparing its own version of tax reform, and the versions will have to be reconciled before becoming law.
“The bill will inevitably cost New York taxpayers more, and I can’t support that outcome,” he told the Albany Times Union earlier today.
Otsego County is one of 11 counties in Faso’s 19th Congressional District.