Beto O’Rourke Votes to Raise Taxes on Texans

Press Releases|9.28.18

Casts votes against major bills that build on the growing success of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

HOUSTON, Texas — Rep. Beto O’Rourke this week voted again to raise taxes on Texans. On Thursday, he voted against the Family Savings Act of 2018 (H.R.6757), which would expand access to new and existing savings vehicles and help businesses provide retirement plans for workers. And on Friday, he voted against the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018, which would make the individual and small business tax cuts permanent.

“Beto O’Rourke claims to fight for Texas families, yet casts votes to deny them tax relief that allows them to keep more of their hard-earned money,” said Catherine Frazier, Cruz campaign spokeswoman. “This week alone he voted against making tax cuts permanent and against measures that would expand access to savings vehicles and provide worker retirement plans. Beto’s record proves he thinks the government knows better how to spend Texans’ money than they do. That is not the Texas way.”

Rep. Beto O’Rourke has a long and troubling record of supporting new and higher taxes. As a U.S. Representative, he:

  • Voted against the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which doubled the child tax credit, provided rate cuts for individual taxpayers in all brackets, repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate, and now allows Texans to deduct up to $10,000 in their property taxes.
  • Voted against repealing the Death Tax
  • Voted against child Tax Credit Expansion