Democrat leaders in the House are having difficulty finding the 51 votes required to pass the repeal of federal deductibility. House Democrats originally planned to debate and vote on HF 807 tomorrow, but the federal deductibility bill has been removed from the calendar for the time being.
As it stands now, the following Democrats are opposed to the bill:
Rep. Geri Huser – Altoona
Rep. Doris Kelley – Waterloo
Rep. Brian Quirk – New Hampton
Rep. Dolores Mertz – Ottosen
Rep. Elesha Gayman – Davenport
Rep. Paul Bell – Newton
Democrats are working on an amendment aimed to get one or two of the Representatives listed above to flake. That means Democrats are concocting a plan that increase taxes ever higher on middle class Iowans and small business owners.
The Democrats have known the numbers involved in their plan for months. Now they are attempting to correct the disparity at the bottom of the bracket in order to sway Rep. Gayman or Rep. Bell back into the “yes” column. Meaning if the Democrats are successful in drafting an amendment that satisfies some of the more liberal members of their caucus, business owners are going to see even higher rates than in their original plan.
This marks the third time this session that Speaker of the House Pat Murphy has moved forward a bill that a significant portion of his caucus refused to support.
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