Rohrabacher Votes ‘No’ on Tax Bill Conference Report
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher voted against the final version of the tax reform bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House of Representatives. He previously voted against the original House version of H.R. 1 on November 20. His statement follows:
Today, I once again voted for the interests of my constituents. Our district in California is a major exception to the economic conditions in other states. The high value of homes as well as the high state and local tax rates in our district means that we are especially impacted by the slashing of deductions that we take. Although the impact of the conference version of H.R. 1 will not be as damaging as the original House version would have been, the final version still increases taxes on a substantial number of my constituents, and thus I could not join my fellow Republicans whose districts are different than mine in supporting H.R. 1.
The heavy burden imposed on California taxpayers by irresponsible and profligate Democrat taxing and spending causes great damage to the wellbeing of the people of our state. Tax reform at a national level, to be effective in all parts of our country, will have to take into consideration these kinds of state and local challenges.
Richard T. (Rick) Dykema, email@example.com