WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVEC)-- Virginia's two U.S. Senators, and its governor oppose the Republican plan in Congress to cut taxes.
Democrats Mark Warner, Tim Kaine and Terry McAuliffe say the bill is ill-conceived. They believe it won't help the poor and middle class, and it will harm the Commonwealth.
President Donald J. Trump said this week, "We're going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas ."
Under the GOP bill currently before the Senate, corporate and personal taxes would be cut by $1.5 trillion over the coming decade.
Warner, Kaine and McAuliffe said on Tuesday that the middle-class Americans would actually see a tax hike under proposed plan.
"This process I've seen on the tax bill, it may be the worst I've seen since I've been in the Senate," said Warner.
"The help is all towards people at the top end, and the biggest corporations that don't really need it," said Kaine.
"It's going to hurt our citizens here, like the effort to repeal the Affordable care Act, this tax bill is more about keeping political promises to billionaires than about creating opportunity for everyday folks," said McAulife.
Second District Republican Scott Taylor voted yes on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the House. He said, "This bill gives relief to millions of Americans by letting them keep more money in their pockets."