Commentary: Senator Heitkamp’s partisan vote against tax reform hurts her reelection chances in 2018
Late yesterday – or early this morning, depending on how you look at it – the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1. That’s the tax cut bill you’ve been hearing so much about.
It passed on a 51-49 vote, with every single Democrat in the Senate saying no. Including North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp.
Now she has to explain that vote against meaningful, Republican-backed federal tax reform to a state with mostly Republican voters who have a deep appetite for lower tax rates and a simpler tax code.