GOP Tax Plan: These Are the Republicans Who Voted Against the House Bill

Paul Ryan is one Congressman who's happy about passing the the House GOP tax plan. Reuters

House Republicans passed their $1.5 trillion tax cut Thursday afternoon by a vote of 227 to 205.

All 194 Democrats voted against the bill, along with 13 Republicans. The Republicans who voted against the bill were from New York and New Jersey, California and North Carolina.

BREAKING NEWS → The House of Representatives just passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 16, 2017

Residents of high-tax states like New York and New Jersey would be hit hard by provisions in the bill that would eliminate state and local deductions on federal tax returns. Three million residents in New York currently use the write-off.

Below are the names and states of the 13 Republican congressmen and women who voted against the bill:

Dan Donovan, New York

John Faso, New York

Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey

Darrell Issa, California

Walter B. Jones Jr., North Carolina

Peter T. King, New York

Leonard Lance, New Jersey

Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey

Tom McClintock, New York

Dana Rohrabacher, California

Chris Smith, New Jersey

Elise Stefanik, New York

Lee Zeldin, New York

"I just have too many constituents who are going to see their taxes go up," said Zeldin, who represents a district on Long Island. "You're taking more money from a place like New York in order to pay for deeper tax cuts elsewhere."

A family living in New York City making $75,000 a year will pay $1,800 more in taxes each year because of the provision, according to New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

The House just passed a tax bill that is poison for New York. It now falls on the Senate to vote against the GOP tax plan that cripples the New York economy and prioritizes corporations over families.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 16, 2017

Congressman Dan Donovan, New York City's only Republican congressman, wrote that the tax bill, "will hurt, not help middle class families in New York. We need a bill that doesn't divide and penalize some Americans just because of their zip code."

The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate. A Finance Committee vote in that chamber could come as early as Friday and a full-Senate vote after Thanksgiving. Republicans hold only a 3-person majority in Senate, making the results of the vote less certain.

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