Four Texas Democrats Vote Against House Bill Offering Tax Breaks To Harvey Victims


Four Texas Democrats Vote Against House Bill Offering Tax Breaks to Harvey Victims

Texas’s Democratic delegation previously acted as a united front in response to the storm. So why the change?
By Leif ReigstadSeptember 29, 2017

This week, the U.S. House passed a bill that would grant Harvey victims some relief via tax breaks. Although most of the Texas delegation voted in favor of its passage, four Texas Democrats broke from the ranks and voted against the bill. U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, Lloyd Doggett of Austin, Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, and Marc Veasey of Fort Worth—four of the biggest-name Texas Democrats in Congress—all voted against …

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