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US Senate Turns Down Bill Nelson Amendment To Tax Overhaul

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On a party line vote, the U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment from Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) making tax cuts for individuals permanent in a tax-reform measure backed by the president and GOP leaders.

Nelson criticizes the Senate bill for permanently cutting corporate rates while putting an expiration date on reductions for individuals.

“It is giving modest breaks to the very people who need the tax cuts," Nelson says, "that is hard working American families—the middle class." 

"And then oh, by the way, in seven or eight years, vamoose.  It’s gone.”

Nelson’s proposal would’ve sent the plan back to committee to find a way to maintain tax relief for individuals.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.