Checking the Fact Check: Djou Claim on Small Business Vote is False

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Editor's Note: Rep. Colleen Hanabusa submitted the following op-ed in response to a Civil Beat Fact Check.

Civil Beat recently ran a fact check on Charles Djou’s claim in a televised debate that I "voted against the small business tax relief bill that just went before the Congress." While Civil Beat was of the opinion that the statement was true, I believe it is clearly inaccurate to refer to the bill as a “small business tax relief bill,” and that my opponent’s statement is false.

The fact check specifically referred to H.R. 6169, which came before the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote this past August. I voted against the measure along with every other Democrat and three Republicans.

In truth, H.R. 6169 was a Republican tax reform bill. It would have required that the next Congress pass a package of changes to the U.S. tax code, meeting very strict criteria embodying conservative Republican tax policy.

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