How Wisconsin’s Senators voted on the tax reform bill
Baldwin, Johnson split on measure
MADISON, Wis. — 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.
I’ll be voting yes on tax reform. Appreciate Senate leadership and @POTUS willingness to work to close the gap between pass-throughs & C corps. There’s a lot of work still to reconcile Senate & House bills, and I’ve been assured a seat at the table during those negotiations.
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) December 1, 2017
“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.”
My statement on tonight’s vote: pic.twitter.com/RnmS7dMY8g
— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) December 2, 2017
“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.
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