Tenney Speaks on Tax Bill

The 22nd Congressional District congresswoman Claudia Tenney speaks on tax reform.

Posted: Dec 3, 2017 6:44 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2017 7:53 PM

UTICA- Early Saturday morning the U.S. Senate passed their version of the tax reform bill. Vice President Mike Pence announced the final vote to be 51 to 49 in favor to passing the bill.

The initial bill passed through the House of Representatives in November. Local New Hartford congresswoman Claudia Tenney worked first hand with the bill for the past several months.

She said the initial blueprint to the bill was unacceptable and needed to be refined.

“We were able to get a ten thousand dollar deduction for property tax, which in our area would cover houses which cost up to three hundred and fifty thousand dollars” said Tenney.

She said this deduction is for those state employees such as firefighters and police officers who are retired and live off a pension. Tenney said this is what led her to vote “yes” on the bill.

Tenney also said, for middle class Americans this potential tax cut could be tremendous. Tenney mentioned, the Child Care Tax Credit which has been increased to $1,600 per child, however she said she hopes this section of the bill will be increased even further to $2,500.

“It isn’t where I would like to see it,” said Tenney. “There were some things I liked in the House bill that weren’t in the senate bill and some things I liked in the Senate bill that weren’t in the House bill.”

The next plan in the process is for both the senate and the house to meet tomorrow to start the compromising process.

“It’s going to be a very contentious next few weeks to get this passed before Christmas, but I do believe were on track to get it done,” said Tenney.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 503176

Reported Deaths: 33444
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens769807294
Kings755177393
Bronx555274991
Nassau498412208
Suffolk491982019
Westchester405541470
New York362243198
Rockland18024683
Richmond173591096
Orange13672505
Erie13161713
Monroe7386300
Dutchess5508163
Onondaga5498207
Albany3660136
Broome362083
Oneida2769128
Ulster253195
Niagara2088101
Putnam182563
Sullivan178648
Chemung17773
Schenectady157950
Saratoga136517
Rensselaer111042
Steuben102557
Chautauqua95513
Columbia72138
Ontario67935
Tioga65330
Tompkins6320
Oswego6314
Madison57017
Cortland5530
Cattaraugus5176
Wayne5125
Greene50718
Warren46133
Orleans41254
Chenango4087
Cayuga4052
St. Lawrence4054
Otsego4045
Genesee3965
Herkimer39410
Fulton36324
Washington33814
Allegany3141
Livingston3138
Montgomery2704
Clinton2485
Jefferson2110
Essex1990
Wyoming1925
Delaware1787
Seneca1473
Schuyler1350
Lewis1340
Yates1267
Schoharie1120
Franklin800
Hamilton170
Unassigned017
Utica
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 28°
Oneonta
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 24°
Herkimer
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 28°
Thendara
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 28°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
VOTE OCTOBER 22-30
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left