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Check your congressperson's vote here.
The Washington state delegation voted as follows:
1. Inslee (D) Y
2. Larsen (D) Y
3. Baird (D) Y
4. Hastings (R) N
5. McMorris-Rogers (R) N
6. Dicks (D) Y
7. McDermott (D) Y
8. Reichert (R) N
9. Smith (D) Y
To his shame, former sheriff Dave Reichert put the interests of multinational corporations ahead of his brother and sister first responders. I sent him the following letter:
Please explain to me how you could under any circumstances vote against the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, especially when the funding mechanism meant closing a tax loophole that allows foreign multinational corporations from avoiding tax on income earned in the Unites States.
You spent a career as a first responder. You know what is expected of them, the risks they take, and the sacrifices they make. How could you set their interests and needs aside in favor of a corporate tax break?
I am embarrassed for you and for the 8th District. We deserve better.Please contact your representative one way or another about this bill. Express anger to Republicans and urge Democrats to revisit the bill without the political convenience of the 2/3's procedure.