Burchett joins majority to pass tax relief bill

Sandra ClarkLet's Talk

The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly on January 31, 2024, to approve a $78 billion tax package that would expand the child tax credit and reinstate some tax incentives for businesses.

The 357-70 vote sends the bill, H. R. 7024, to the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers are expected to vote on it at some point, though passage is uncertain.

The House Republican leadership, led by Speaker Mike Johnson, were out front on the 357-70 vote. The 9-member Tennessee delegation split 6-3 with support from Burchett, Cohen, Fleischmann, Harshbarger, Kustoff and Rose. Voting no were DesJariais, Green and Ogles.

Random yes votes included Elise Stefanik, Tom Emmer, Majorie Taylor Greene and Nancy Mace.

Random no votes included Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Bob Good and Andy Gosar

On a possibly related note …

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson will be in town Friday, Feb. 9, for a fundraiser for Rep. Tim Burchett. The cost is $1,000 (couple or individual) for an 11:30 a.m. host reception. Lunch is $250 per person and starts at noon. The event is at The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway in Knoxville.

Info: 615-351-7129 or RSVP@KaegiResources.com/.

Hosts on the invitation are:

  • Brenda and Hon. Tony Aikens
  • James Berrong
  • Amy and Darby Campbell
  • Johnna and John Felton
  • Monica and Anthony Mountain
  • Margaret and Bob Petrone
  • Christy and Teddy Phillips
  • Meg and Dane Scism
  • Deonna and Andy Venable
  • Amy and Tim Williams

Sandra Clark is editor/CEO of Knox TN Today Inc.


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