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Congresswoman Tenney explains her vote in favor of tax reform bill

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Congresswoman Claudia Tenney is explaining why she voted in favor of Washington's tax reform bill.

Tenney says she supports the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed Tuesday because it will "unleash the economy and bring jobs back to America."

Tenney says under the bill, families with two kids earning nearly $53,000 would save around $1,500 as a result of the legislation.

In addition, she says she worked to expand the State and Local Tax Deduction and Historic Tax Credit, which was slated to be cut in the original version of the bill.

Tenney says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will move the country in the right direction.

"I think it's going to be a pro-growth tax policy.  I think the projected deficit will be eliminated very quickly if we continue on the rate we're going," said Tenney.

Tenney presented other highlights of the bill, including the doubling of the Standard Deduction and the Child Tax Credit.

Wednesday afternoon, the house joined the Senate in passing the bill, which now heads to the desk of President Donald Trump.

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