How Wisconsin’s Senators voted on the tax reform bill

Baldwin, Johnson split on measure
How Wisconsin’s Senators voted on the tax reform bill
Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin

Wisconsin’s senators split votes on the tax reform bill approved early Sunday morning.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, voted for the bill around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, after saying Friday he had gotten concessions to help smaller businesses.

Johnson told reporters he wasn’t worried about a projected $1 trillion deficit because he thought the measure would help grow the economy.

“What I’ve said constantly is that the number one component of a solution in terms of our debt is economic growth,” Johnson said.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, voted against the measure.

In a statement posted on her twitter page, she called the bill a “tax giveaway.”

“I think we need to make our tax system simpler and fairer for hard working Wisconsin families, small businesses and manufacturers, but this legislation fails to do that,” Baldwin said.

A separate bill has been passed through the U.S. House. The two chambers are expected to convene a conference committee to reconcile the differences in the two bills.