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Lawmakers in Westchester and the Hudson Valley came out against the early morning passage of the Senate GOP tax plan Saturday.
Democratic Rep. Sean Maloney pointed out in his tweet that "nothing good happens after midnight."
My folks always said nothing good happens after midnight - this 2AM tax vote is no different. They jammed it through before any Senators read it, was full of handwritten changes, and created almost entirely by lobbyists. This is not how democracy is supposed to work.— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) December 2, 2017
Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel also reacted, repeating his criticism that the tax bill was "one of the worst things I have ever seen in Congress."
Hudson Valley's lone Republican John Faso has not posted on his Twitter feed about the bill's passage.
Minority Leader Charles Schumer voiced his final objection to the bill just before the vote. He said that the bill is "slanted toward the wealthy and powerful and rains tax increases upon millions of middle-class citizens."
In my long career in politics, I have not seen a more regressive piece of legislation, so devoid of a rationale, so ill-suited for the condition of the country, so removed from the reality of what the American people need.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 2, 2017
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he wants to sign this bill by Christmas.