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most california gop house members vote to pass tax bill, with some hoping the se


california’s house republicans took another tough vote thursday, opting to approve a tax overhaul expected to cost many californians more in taxes. several of the republicans said they supported the bill because they think a compromise with the senate will make it better.“i don’t know if they’re going to make it better, but we’ll see,” said rep. steve knight (r-palmdale), who is among the republicans considered vulnerable in next year’s election. “there are some things in the senate bill i like, there are some things in there that i don’t like.”supporting a bill in hopes that the senate will improve it is similar to the tactic the republicans tried in the spring when the gop attempted to push through a controversial effort to repeal and replace obamacare. but the senate never mustered enou






three california republicans vote 'no' on gop tax bill: issa, mcclintock and roh


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most of california's house republicans vote to pass gop tax bill; three vote aga


eleven california republicans joined their house colleagues thursday to approve a tax overhaul expected to have broad negative effects on californians' taxes. several said they supported the bill because they think the senate will make it better.three republicans — reps. darrell issa of vista, tom mcclintock of elk grove and dana rohrabacher of costa mesa — joined california's democrats in opposing the bill.after a closed-door meeting with president trump, the house voted227 to 205 to approve the tax bill. the senate is considering a different plan, and the two would need to be reconciled before a bill is sent to the president’s desk.the house bill tightens the mortgage interest and state and local tax breaks, which are used widely in california, and the state's republican members got heav






house passes its tax-reform plan as senate version comes under new attack


house republicans approved their sweeping tax-cut package thursday, setting up a showdown with the senate, where republicans are struggling to take a different approach.shortly before the house vote, president trump arrived on capitol hill to bolster republicans determined to push the tax package through congress — and accomplish a top gop priority — despite criticism the benefits would flow mostly to corporations and the wealthy, rather than middle-class americans.“i love you. go vote!” trump told house republicans, according to those who attended the private meeting.democrats were unified against the plan, and the only gop defections in the house came mostly from lawmakers in the northeast and california, who were concerned about the plan’s limits on deductions for state and local income






majority of california house republicans support tax bill, but passage could hin


failure or success for the house gop tax bill in thursday's expected vote could hinge on a handful of undecided california republicans.eight of the state’s republicans plan to vote for the bill and one is leaning toward voting yes. four others are undecided, and only rep. darrell issa (r-vista) has said he will oppose the bill. about a dozen republican lawmakers from across the country have expressed reservations and about a dozen others plan to vote no, meaning the vote could be close.the bill tightens state, local and mortgage interest tax breaks, which are popular with californians, and the state delegation has been bombarded with pressure from all sides: fellow republicans desperate for a legislative win, constituents, real estate lobbyists, and democratic officials in california, incl






house passes its tax reform plan as senate version comes under new attack


house republicans approved their sweeping tax-cut package thursday, setting up a showdown with the senate, where republicans are struggling to win support for their own significantly different approach.senate gop leaders, after making some revisions this week, are facing mounting dissent and criticism that their tax plan favors corporations and the wealthy. an analysis by congress' bipartisan tax experts on thursday concluded the senate plan would raise taxes for some of the poorest americans by 2021.house republicans had an easier time, passing their measure by a vote of 227 to 205, though 13 republicans voted no.democrats were unified against the plan, and the republican defections came from lawmakers in the northeast and california, who were mostly concerned about the proposed eliminati






house passes its tax-reform plan as senate version comes under new attack


house republicans approved their sweeping tax-cut package thursday, setting up a showdown with the senate, where republicans are struggling to win support for their own significantly different approach.senate gop leaders, after making some revisions earlier this week, are facing mounting dissent and criticism that their tax plan favors corporations and the wealthy. an analysis by congress' bipartisan tax experts on thursday concluded the senate plan would raise taxes for some of the poorest americans by 2021.house republicans had an easier time, passing their measure by a vote of 227-205, though 13 republicans voted no.democrats were unified against the plan, and the gop defections came from lawmakers in the northeast and california, who were mostly concerned about the proposed elimination






two california republicans undecided on gop tax bill


orange county reps. dana rohrabacher and ed royce aren't ready to take a position on the house gop tax bill they are scheduled to vote on thursday.both republicans represent constituents who could take big financial hits under the house tax bill. they also represent districts the democrats are attempting to flip in the 2018 midterm. rohrabacher, of costa mesa, said tuesday he's still weighing the decision."i don't know. i'm looking at all the numbers that are being bandied around, and the numbers as to whether or not a significant number of my constituents are going to be facing a tax increase, and if that is the case, i'm not going to vote for it," rohrabacher said.but, he said he could also vote for it in hopes the compromise bill that the house and senate eventually agree on might be be






this california republican has been begging his colleagues to change the tax bil


rep. tom mcclintock (r-elk grove) stood up at a closed-door meeting of house republicans this week and urged colleagues to “leave no taxpayer behind” as they weigh the tax bill scheduled to come before them thursday.his concerns drew the attention of house speaker paul d. ryan (r-wis.), who later spoke privately with him. mcclintock remains unconvinced.“i’m still awaiting a satisfactory assurance that the end product will not do harm to american families,” he said.mcclintock is among the handful of california republicans who haven't made up their minds on how to vote. house majority leader kevin mccarthy (r-bakersfield) huddled with him wednesday evening on the house floor before debate began on the bill. the vote is scheduled for thursday after a meeting between president trump and house






rep. jeff denham says he's a 'no' on the new gop healthcare bill, but most calif


nearly two-thirds of the 14 republicans in the california congressional delegation are still reviewing changes to the gop healthcare plan, and only four have taken a firm position on it.in the latest version of the healthcare bill, republicans are considering an amendment designed to win over the most conservative members of their majority by giving states the option of doing away with the so-called essential health benefits that obamacare requires insurers to cover. the previous version of the bill was pulled off the house floor before a vote was held.the undecideds include reps. steve knight (palmdale), darrell issa (vista), dana rohrabacher (costa mesa), ken calvert (corona), paul cook (yucca valley), doug lamalfa (richvale), ed royce (fullerton) and david valadao (hanford), according t






house tax bill vote could hinge on the undecided california republicans


failure or success for the house gop tax bill in thursday’s expected vote could hinge on a handful of undecided california republicans.eight of the state’s republicans plan to vote for the bill, and one is leaning toward voting yes. four others are undecided, and only rep. darrell issa (r-vista) has said he will oppose the bill. about a dozen republican lawmakers from across the country have expressed reservations, and about a dozen others plan to vote no, meaning the vote could be close.the bill tightens state, local and mortgage interest tax breaks, which are popular with californians, and the state delegation has been bombarded with pressure from all sides: fellow republicans desperate for a legislative win, constituents, real estate lobbyists and democratic officials in california, inc






more political groups pressure california republicans on tax bill


with a floor vote expected soon on the proposed gop tax overhaul, california's house republicans are the target of several ad campaigns highlighting the changes that could hit californians hardest.red to blue california, a pac seeking to unseat seven vulnerable gop lawmakers, began running digital ads monday casting the tax bill as "billionaire tax cuts" and urging voters to on call their members of congress to oppose the plan.the group said the ads will reach about 250,000 people in each of the seven gop-held districts where hillary clinton won last year.those seats are currently held by reps. jeff denham, david valadao, steve knight, ed royce, mimi walters, dana rohrabacher and darrell issa.a separate group, americans against double taxation, launched a nationwide radio ad campaign frida






new super pac targets seven california republicans


former northern california rep. ellen tauscher has launched a new super pac targeting seven vulnerable republicans in the state’s congressional delegation, hoping to aid the democratic effort to win control of the house of representatives in 2018.each republican represents a district that backed hillary clinton in the november election.on the fight back california pac's list are reps. jeff denham of turlock; david valadao of hanford; steve knight of palmdale; ed royce of fullerton; mimi walters of irvine; dana rohrabacher of huntington beach and darrell issa of vista.of those, the former congresswoman served with issa, royce and rohrabacher.“this isn’t personal,” tauscher said. “but the fact is that i’m a californian, and they don’t vote in the interest of my state.”tauscher represented no






darrell issa's yes vote on obamacare repeal makes him center of attention


after days of saying he was undecided and even that he didn’t want to talk about it, rep. darrell issa, the republican lawmaker from vista who represents northern san diego county and southern orange county, joined those who voted to approve a health care bill to repeal and replace the affordable care act, widely known as obamacare.even as his supporters praised his vote, issa’s detractors blasted it, saying it may have been the 216th vote to put the measure over the top. needing 216 for approval, the bill passed narrowly, 217-213, and the last few votes registered slowly as the tally was shown on television. did issa cast the 216th vote?issa spokesman calvin moore emailed after this story was published: “i see in multiple places you refer to issa allegedly casting the ‘deciding vote.’ as






darrell issa's yes vote on obamacare repeal makes him center of attention


after days of saying he was undecided and even that he didn’t want to talk about it, rep. darrell issa, the republican lawmaker from vista who represents northern san diego county and southern orange county, joined those who voted to approve a health care bill to repeal and replace the affordable care act, widely known as obamacare.even as his supporters praised his vote, issa’s detractors blasted it, saying it may have been the 216th vote to put the measure over the top. needing 216 for approval, the bill passed narrowly, 217-213, and the last few votes registered slowly as the tally was shown on television. did issa cast the 216th vote?issa spokesman calvin moore emailed after this story was published: “i see in multiple places you refer to issa allegedly casting the ‘deciding vote.’ as






darrell issa's yes vote on obamacare repeal makes him center of attention


after days of saying he was undecided and even that he didn’t want to talk about it, rep. darrell issa, the republican lawmaker from vista who represents northern san diego county and southern orange county, joined those who voted to approve a health care bill to repeal and replace the affordable care act, widely known as obamacare.even as his supporters praised his vote, issa’s detractors blasted it, saying it may have been the 216th vote to put the measure over the top. needing 216 for approval, the bill passed narrowly, 217-213, and the last few votes registered slowly as the tally was shown on television. did issa cast the 216th vote?issa spokesman calvin moore emailed after this story was published: “i see in multiple places you refer to issa allegedly casting the ‘deciding vote.’ as






all of california's gop house members voted to pass the obamacare repeal bill


after intense days of pressure from constituents and house leaders, all 14 california house republicans joined their colleagues thursday to vote for a gop rollback of the affordable care act. here are all of their votes:representativestancerep. ken calvert (corona)yesrep. paul cook (yucca valley)yesrep. jeff denham* (turlock)yesrep. duncan hunter (alpine)yesrep. darrell issa* (vista)yesrep. steve knight* (palmdale)yesrep. doug lamalfa (richvale)yesrep. kevin mccarthy (bakersfield)yesrep. tom mcclintock (elk grove)yesrep. devin nunes (tulare)yesrep. dana rohrabacher* (costa mesa)yesrep. ed royce* (fullerton)yesrep. david valadao* (hanford)yesrep. mimi walters* (irvine)yesthe american health care act, which government estimates have said could lead to 24 million fewer americans with health i






what senate health care delay means for house republicans


on the surface, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell’s decision this week to delay a vote on the senate’s health care bill might seem frustrating to the house republicans who backed a measure to rip up the affordable care act.but some political analysts say the delay could actually be a political boon to vulnerable house republicans — especially the seven california representatives in districts won by democrat hillary clinton in 2016.the seven, from reps. darrell issa and dana rohrabacher in southern california to reps. jeff denham and david valadao in the central valley, are among the top targets nationwide in the democrats’ quest to retake the house.“they’ve got to be praying for delay,” said bruce cain, a stanford political science professor. “it would be best for them if the delay le






all of california's gop house members voted to pass the obamacare repeal bill


after intense days of pressure from constituents and house leaders, all 14 california house republicans joined their colleagues thursday to vote for a gop rollback of the affordable care act. here are all of their votes:representativestancerep. ken calvert (corona)yesrep. paul cook (yucca valley)yesrep. jeff denham (turlock)yesrep. duncan hunter (alpine)yesrep. darrell issa (vista)yesrep. steve knight (palmdale)yesrep. doug lamalfa (richvale)yesrep. kevin mccarthy (bakersfield)yesrep. tom mcclintock (elk grove)yesrep. devin nunes (tulare)yesrep. dana rohrabacher (costa mesa)yesrep. ed royce (fullerton)yesrep. david valadao (hanford)yesrep. mimi walters (irvine)yesthe american health care act, which government estimates have said could lead to 24 million fewer americans with health insuranc






all of california's gop house members voted to pass the obamacare repeal bill


after intense days of pressure from constituents and house leaders, all 14 california house republicans joined their colleagues thursday to vote for a gop rollback of the affordable care act. here are all of their votes:representativestancerep. ken calvert (corona)yesrep. paul cook (yucca valley)yesrep. jeff denham (turlock)yesrep. duncan hunter (alpine)yesrep. darrell issa (vista)yesrep. steve knight (palmdale)yesrep. doug lamalfa (richvale)yesrep. kevin mccarthy (bakersfield)yesrep. tom mcclintock (elk grove)yesrep. devin nunes (tulare)yesrep. dana rohrabacher (costa mesa)yesrep. ed royce (fullerton)yesrep. david valadao (hanford)yesrep. mimi walters (irvine)yesthe american health care act, which government estimates have said could lead to 24 million fewer americans with health insuranc






what senate health care delay means for house republicans


on the surface, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell’s decision this week to delay a vote on the senate’s health care bill might seem frustrating to the house republicans who backed a measure to rip up obamacare.but some political analysts say the delay could actually be a political boon to vulnerable house republicans — especially the seven california representatives in districts won by democrat hillary clinton in 2016.the seven, from reps. darrell issa and dana rohrabacher in southern california to reps. jeff denham and david valadao in the central valley, are among the top democratic targets nationwide in their quest to retake the house.“they’ve got to be praying for delay,” said bruce cain, a stanford political science professor. “it would be best for them if the delay leads to a fiz






rep. tom mcclintock's bill to streamline dam permits passes house largely on par


dam permits would be funneled through a single federal agency in an effort to speed up new water storage projects under a bill that passed the house on thursday.sponsored by rep. tom mcclintock (r-elk grove), the 233-180 vote was largely along partisan lines. reps. jim costa (d-fresno), lou correa (d-santa ana) and six other democrats joined with republicans to pass the bill.mcclintock said the various local, state and federal agencies that must sign off on new projects don't have to communicate or set deadlines, and often require redundant information from permit applicants, which can make the application process drag on for years and drive up costs.“dam applications can go on endlessly," mcclintock said after the vote. "a lot of these projects become cost prohibitive.”he pointed to a dam






darrell issa is 'not prepared' to support gop healthcare plan yet


rep. darrell issa (r-vista) said monday he is "not prepared" to vote for republican's health care bill."i'm not prepared to vote for it [as it] is right now," the long-serving republican congressman said monday on "fox and friends." issa said there aren't specific aspects of the bill he disagrees with, but that he believes the current republican plan could be better. he has proposed his own healthcare replacement bill, which would allow all americans to purchase the insurance plans offered to federal workers.millions of californians would lose health insurance if the gop bill is approved, experts have estimated, largely because one in three residents is covered by medi-cal, the state’s medicaid program that expanded under the affordable care act, also known as obamacare. the gop bill would






democrats to run ads targeting california's house republicans who voted for heal


democrats on monday will begin airing a drive-time ad on southern california radio stations targeting five republican members of congress who voted thursday for the gop healthcare plan.the ad buy, currently scheduled to run for one week on news, sports and spanish-language stations, is rare this early in the election cycle. democrats believe that the republican vote for the unpopular healthcare bill will assist the party in its otherwise uphill effort to gain control of the house in 2018.the southern california ad from the democratic congressional campaign committee does not mention the members of congress by name since voters in all of the districts will be within listening range.the targets of the ad are five of the seven most vulnerable house republicans in california — darrell issa of






california's congressional delegation backs aid for hurricane harvey victims


nearly all 53 of california's u.s. house representatives voted wednesday to provide $7.85 billion in assistance to the victims of hurricane harvey.the vote was the first step in securing the expected aid needed for those affected by the hurricane. recovery efforts could cost more than $120 billion, and texas gov. greg abbott has said president trump told him the funds are just a down payment.three republicans — justin amash of michigan, andy biggs of arizona and thomas massie of kentucky — voted no on the aid package.california republican rep. darrell issa of vista and democratic rep. jim costa of fresno did not vote. costa's staff said he will miss votes this week while he recovers from a knee replacement. a representative for issa was not immediately available for comment.many republican






rep. dana rohrabacher's opponent slams him over healthcare vote in new ad


rep. dana rohrabacher's recent vote on to rollback the affordable care act is the centerpiece of a new online ad from one of his 2018 opponents, laguna beach real estate businessman and attorney harley rouda.the minute-long ad will run on facebook for the next few weeks, rouda's campaign said."this new ad articulates these two sharply contrasting visions for where to take our healthcare system in the months and years ahead," rouda said in a statement.it's the second ad from rouda. democrats have targeted rohrabacher and six other republicans who represent districts that voted for hillary clinton in 2016.rohrabacher won reelection to his seat by a 16.6% margin in november. two other democrats have also announced plans to challenge him in 2018.






democrats to begin airing ads aimed at punishing republican house incumbents in


democrats on monday will begin airing a drive-time ad on southern california radio stations targeting five republican members of congress who voted thursday for the gop healthcare plan.the ad buy, currently scheduled to run for one week on news, sports and spanish-language stations, is rare this early in the election cycle. democrats believe that the republican vote for the unpopular healthcare bill will assist the party in its otherwise uphill effort to gain control of the house in 2018.the southern california ad from the democratic congressional campaign committee does not mention the members of congress by name since voters in all of the districts will be within listening range.the targets of the ad are five of the seven most vulnerable house republicans in california — darrell issa of






rep. dana rohrabacher's opponent slams him over healthcare vote in new ad


rep. dana rohrabacher's recent vote to roll back the affordable care act is the centerpiece of a new online ad from one of his 2018 opponents, laguna beach real estate businessman and attorney harley rouda.the minute-long ad will run on facebook for the next few weeks, rouda's campaign said."this new ad articulates these two sharply contrasting visions for where to take our healthcare system in the months and years ahead," rouda said in a statement.it's the second ad from rouda. democrats have targeted rohrabacher and six other republicans who represent districts that voted for hillary clinton in the 2016 presidential election.rohrabacher won reelection to his seat by a 16.6% margin in november. two other democrats have also announced plans to challenge him in 2018.






new super pac targets seven california republicans


former northern california rep. elllen tauscher has launched a new super pac targeting seven vulnerable republicans in the state’s congressional delegation, hoping to aid the democratic effort to win control of the house of representatives in 2018.each republican represents a district that backed hillary clinton in the november election.on the fight back california pac's list are reps. jeff denham of turlock; david valadao of hanford; steve knight of palmdale; ed royce of fullerton; mimi walters of irvine; dana rohrabacker of huntington beach and darrell issa of vista.of those, the former congresswoman served with issa, royce and rohrabacher.tauscher represented northern california's 10th congressional district for 14 years before becoming undersecretary of state during the obama administr






democrats hitting california republican lawmakers on proposed exemption for cong


the democratic congressional campaign committee is up with digital ads dinging republicans over a proposal to exempt congress from some changes to the affordable care act.the amendment, which was introduced tuesday night and first reported by vox, allows states to opt out of the affordable care act's ban on charging more or denying health insurance to people who have a preexisting condition. but, as it's currently written, that opt-out would not apply to congress and congressional staff.the sponsor of the carveout, rep. tom macarthur (r-n.j.), said wednesday his proposed amendment is being changed so it no longer exempts members of congress and their staff. a vote on the bill isn't expected until next week at the earliest.the democrats' ads will target seven california republicans who repr






obama reportedly warned trump against hiring michael flynn


democrats on monday will begin airing a drive-time ad on southern california radio stations targeting five republican members of congress who voted thursday for the gop healthcare plan.the ad buy, currently scheduled to run for one week on news, sports and spanish-language stations, is rare this early in the election cycle. democrats believe that the republican vote for the unpopular healthcare bill will assist the party in its otherwise uphill effort to gain control of the house in 2018.the southern california ad from the democratic congressional campaign committee does not mention the members of congress by name since voters in all of the districts will be within listening range.the targets of the ad are five of the seven most vulnerable house republicans in california — darrell issa of






rohrabacher says future homebuyers hurt by tax plan don't represent a large numb


rep. dana rohrabacher downplayed the effect of the lower mortgage interest deduction in the gop tax bill tuesday, saying that people who buy homes in the future will make up a small number of voters.the costa mesa republican told the times that because the change only affects future home purchases it “makes it pretty irrelevant as a political issue.”the tax bill caps the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000 for new mortgages, half of the current $1 million cap. it's supposed to have an outsized effect on california, where home prices frequently exceed half a million dollars.asked about the impact on people who will buy a home in the future, he said, “those people do not represent a very high portion of the electorate.”according to u.s. census data, 78.8% of homes in rohrabacher's distri






ads target california's gop house members on new healthcare bill but it's not cl


five of california's house republicans are being featured in new digital ads urging them to oppose the so-called graham-cassidy healthcare bill to roll back obamacare.but the newly formed group that's running the ads isn't saying where it's getting the money for them. the ads, which began running thursday, highlight the bill's provisions, saying they would would "gut medicaid" and get rid of affordable coverage for patients with preexisting conditions.the nonprofit behind them, socal health care coalition, was formed over the last few weeks and is "supported by a diverse group of donors who believe healthcare is a criticial issue for californians," according to spokesman yusef robb.robb declined to identify the group's major donors or who funded the ads. the group's website was registered






democrats targeting seven congressional seats held by california republicans for


the democratic congressional paign committee has released a list of top targets looking ahead to the 2018 elections, and california's republican delegation is a big part of it. of the 61 republicans democrats are looking to unseat nationwide, seven are californians: all of these lawmakers represent districts carried by hillary clinton in the general election, with valadao's district voting for clinton over trump by double-digit margins. many of them seemed to win despite trump in 2016 , out-polling him by at least several percentage points. issa and denham won by the closest margins of the group, with issa eking out a 51-49 win over doug applegate, who has already said he'll run again in 2018 . denham over e two-time challenger michael eggman by less than five percentage points. denha






issa tells reporters his position on health care is 'none of your business'


rep. darrell issa says he is still examining the house republican health care bill and has not taken a position on it yet.his staff added that’s what he’s been saying in recent days.but it was his blunt response tuesday to a question about where he stood while waiting for an elevator to leave the house floor that became a buzz on social media and resulted in an article in the hill, a political publication that focuses on congress.“none of your business,” issa told reporters inquiring about how he intended to vote, according to the hill’s cristina marcos.“none of our business? what about your constituents? don’t they deserve to know how you’re going to vote on this?” marcos asked.“you’re not a constituent,” issa responded.the vista republican later responded to a query on twitter by san die






issa tells reporters his position on health care is 'none of your business'


rep. darrell issa says he is still examining the house republican health care bill and has not taken a position on it yet.his staff added that’s what he’s been saying in recent days.but it was his blunt response tuesday to a question about where he stood while waiting for an elevator to leave the house floor that became a buzz on social media and resulted in an article in the hill, a political publication that focuses on congress.“none of your business,” issa told reporters inquiring about how he intended to vote, according to the hill’s christina marcos.“none of our business? what about your constituents? don’t they deserve to know how you’re going to vote on this?” marcos asked.“you’re not a constituent,” issa responded.the vista republican later responded to a query on twitter by san di






rant & rave: be careful in i-90 construction zone


readers rave about returned keys, rant about poor lane markings in snoqualmie p construction zone.rave to the excellent person who found my keys in the parking lot at green lake and cleverly used them to find my vehicle and place them by my tire. i have two rescue puppies who run me ragged, and i didn’t even notice i’d lost the keys until the end of our walk. you turned a bad ending into a great one! i love my city. rant to wsdot for poor to nonexistent lane markings in the construction zone over snoqualmie p , where i’ve been run off the road by a semitruck not knowing where their lane is and had close calls with other cars. this is very dangerous; we need a much safer roadway for our tax dollars. to drivers going over the p , be very alert in the construction zone.