Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on House Passage of Tax Bill

Albany, NY – 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 DC are on.

Representatives Tom Reed, Chris Collins, Claudia Tenney, and John Katko are on the wrong side. They have turned their backs on working people by voting for the tax bill, siding with the rich and powerful instead of middle-income taxpayers. They should be ashamed of themselves for completely disregarding the needs and concerns of working men and women, stepping over them in order to cut taxes for the wealthiest 1 percent. The very people who entrusted them to do what is right, will not forget their betrayal.