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Sen. Rand Paul: Tax Bill 'Not Perfect,' But I'm Voting for It

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By    |   Monday, 27 November 2017 12:27 PM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he plans to vote for the tax bill — even though it is "not perfect" — and urged his fellow lawmakers to do the same.

"This tax bill is a true test for my colleagues," he said in a column posted on the Fox News website.

"I'm not getting everything I want — far from it. But I've been immersed in this process. I've fought for and received major changes for the better — and I plan to vote for this bill as it stands right now. I urge my colleagues to do the same. I urge you, their constituents, to make sure they hear from you."

He said the coming weeks in Washington will be crucial.

"Will we keep our word and cut taxes?" he asked. "Will we do what we campaigned on and repeal the Obamacare mandate? I will fight for both, and I look forward to ending the year keeping these important promises to the American people."

But Paul conceded the tax bill does not include everything he would like.

"This bill is not perfect," he said. "I would prefer that the Senate bill match the House bill and keep some form of state and local deductions so that no one gets caught in the trap of losing too many deductions at once and failing to benefit from the tax cuts. Lastly, I'd like to see more permanence on the individual side."

He said some of the changes can still be made, but others will have to wait.

"The good news is — we can do this every year," he said. "Want a bigger tax cut? Urge your legislators to do one every single year. I'll sponsor it. Want them to be permanent? Well, one good start is to keep extending them, every single year."

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