The House on Friday passed a bill to permanently extend tax cuts for individuals and unincorporated businesses included in the recent GOP tax overhaul, even though not much more is expected of the measure legislatively.
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It passed 220-191, largely along party lines.
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Three Democrats voted in favor: Reps. Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania, who is running in a newly configured district; Jacky Rosen of Nevada, who is running for the Senate against incumbent Republican Dean Heller; and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who is locked in a tight race for the Senate seat of retiring Republican Jeff Flake.
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A handful of GOP members from high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey voted against the bill, in opposition to the $10,000 limit on federal deductions for state and local taxes. That cap would be made permanent under the bill, forcing two of Brady’s Ways and Means colleagues with high-tax constituencies, Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), to cast difficult votes in favor of the legislation. Both are running for reelection in competitive districts.
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Sure didn't hear anything about this on the MSM, CNN or MSNBC, but it was sure talked about on Fox News, between all of this Kavanaugh stuff.