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NY AFL-CIO Hints Revenge Against Politicians Who Voted for Tax Bill

December 26, 2017

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

ALBANY, N.Y.—The state AFL-CIO may campaign against the re-election of the four House members from New York who voted for the tax bill passed Dec. 19. “The lines have been drawn with the House vote on the job-killing tax bill, and we now know which side our representatives in Washington are on,” state AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said in a statement. Reps. Tom Reed, Chris Collins, Claudia Tenney, and John Katko, “have turned their backs on working people,” he said, “stepping over them in order to cut taxes for the wealthiest 1 percent.” We’re not a one-issue movement,” he told National Public Radio. But it’s hard to see a scenario where we won’t be active in those districts.” The bill might give working people some short-term tax reductions, he added, but “overall, you’re going to lose money.” The four House members represent the districts in central and western New York State outside the cities of Buffalo and Rochester. Read more

December 26, 2017

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