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Rep. Faso Voting No On Tax Reform Bill

John Faso
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When it comes to tax reform, Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) is once again a no vote.

Faso, who represents the 19th district which includes a portion of East Dutchess, announced Monday he intends to vote no on the Republican-led tax reform bill, saying it would not help New York families. Faso said the elimination of the state and local tax deduction will impact New Yorkers more severely than those in other states. Faso voted against the first tax reform bill that passed the House.

“These families have already made financial decisions based on this deduction, and to have it removed without any chance to prepare, is unfair," Faso said. "The overall impact of changes to the SALT deduction will accelerate the trend of hardworking individuals and businesses already leaving our state – further eroding New York’s tax base."

The first-term congressman said the bill does make positives changes to the tax codes and will provide a tax cut to many families and small businesses in the 19th district.

“While there has been positive progress, I still cannot vote for the conference committee package due to my overwhelming concern with the state and local income tax deduction," Faso said.

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