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McCaskill Votes Against Tax Cuts, Calls Her Vote ‘Not Risky’

The Missouri senator, who will face voters for re-election in November 2018, voted several times against tax cuts for Missouri families and businesses.

By NTK Staff | 12.04.2017 @11:34am
McCaskill Votes Against Tax Cuts, Calls Her Vote ‘Not Risky’

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) voted against tax reform for Missouri families and businesses several times last week, both in the Senate Finance Committee and on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

The bill passed early Saturday morning, with 51 Republicans and zero Democrats supporting H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

According to the Tax Foundation, the bill:

  • Lowers individual income tax rates “for several brackets” (15% to 12%, 25% to 22.5%, 28% to 25%, and 33% to 32.5%, for example)
  • Increases the standard deduction from $6,500 to $12,000 for single filers, and $12,000 to $24,000 for joint filers
  • Expands the child tax credit

McCaskill first voted against the bill in the Senate Finance Committee, where it passed by a party-line vote of 14 to 12.

Then she voted against the motion to proceed to the bill on the floor of the U.S. Senate. That motion passed 52 to 48.

Finally, McCaskill voted against final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed the U.S. Senate 51 to 49.

The Missouri senator also doubled down on her opposition by speaking out against the bill. According to The Associated Press:

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who was singled out for criticism by Trump at a campaign-style event in Missouri this past week, said her vote against the tax bill — and Trump — “is not risky as long as I do the hard work in making sure Missourians understand what’s in the bill.”

Trump went to her state “and told Missourians something that just wasn’t true,” McCaskill said. “This bill is not helping teachers and police officers and construction workers. This bill is helping wealthy people, and he is among the people it is helping.”

We’ll see in November 2018 if Missouri voters agree that McCaskill’s votes against tax cuts was “not risky.”

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