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Thornberry Votes for GOP Tax Plan

Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in favor of the Republican Party's tax reform plan on Thursday.

On Thursday, Thornberry joined a majority of members in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting for passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In the vote, every House Democrat that was present voted against the bill, joining thirteen House Republicans who also voted against the plan. The bill passed by a 227 to 205 vote.

Following the vote, Thornberry praised the bill's passage in the House and said that it is a step to "improve everyone's standard of living."

"It is time to create jobs, grow the economy, and improve everyone’s standard of living. We need to let hard working taxpayers keep more of the money they earn - that is exactly what this bill does," Thornberry said in a statement from his office. "This tax reform is our chance to lower taxes, simplify the tax code, and give our economy the boost it needs."

The bill is now headed to the U.S. Senate for debate.

Photo by the Washington Examiner

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