Checking the Fact Check: Djou Claim on Small Business Vote is False11/01/2012
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.