Press Release
| Katie Martin

Red State Dems Vote Against Middle-Class Tax Cut

WASHINGTON — By voting against the Senate GOP tax relief bill, red state Democrats have once again proven they’re more loyal to their party bosses in Washington than folks at home hoping for much-needed tax relief.

The Senate tax plan is a historic victory for Americans of all ages. The bill cuts taxes across the board for hardworking families, increases the child tax credit and doubles the standard deduction, all while simplifying the overly complicated tax code.

Despite campaigning on promises to help the middle class, red state Democrats sided with liberal New York Sen. Chuck Schumer over voters at home. As the 2018 midterm elections loom, red state Democrats will have to defend their decision to ignore constituents for the sake of partisanship. Evidently, Senate Democrats are more fearful of the repercussions from their party leaders than the consequences of voting against middle-class families – and that’s unacceptable.

“Red state Democrats who voted against the Senate tax relief bill have made a fateful mistake,” said NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin. “When American taxpayers are able to keep more of their hard-earned cash next year, they’ll remember who sided with Washington’s liberal elitists and voted against middle-class families.”