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On House Floor, Welch Rails Against GOP Tax Bill

December 19, 2017
Press Release
Calls middle class benefits in bill “tiny and temporary”

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) railed against the GOP tax bill as it was debated by Members of Congress. Welch voted against the bill which passed the House this afternoon by a vote of 227-203. 

“You’re a Vermont family—if you’re lucky, you might make a couple hundred bucks. But at what price? Once these benefits expire, 83 percent of the benefits of the individual tax break go to the top one percent of Americans. At what price? Two trillion dollars added to the deficit. And let me tell you this: Vermont families, working families, they’d like a tax cut, but not one that their children and grandchildren are going to have to pay. That is unconscionable.”

A full transcript of Rep. Welch’s remarks can be found here.

Click image to view video of Rep. Welch’s full remarks.