DSCC- Sununu Votes Against Tax Relief For Middle Class Families

Insisting on Partisanship over Progress, Senator ObstructsAMT Relief

John E. Sununu today voted against tax relief for middle class families, objecting to a bill which would have prevented over 134,000 Granite Staters from being forced to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The legislation would provide AMT relief for 23 million American families, and included tax credits for college tuition, tax relief for members of the armed forces, and deductions for school teachers buying supplies for their classrooms out of their own pockets. As has become his practice, Sununu followed the Republican leadership in voting to block the measure.

“John Sununu is always first in line to give tax breaks to special interests and big corporations, but when it comes to tax relief for middle class families, he’s nowhere to be found,” DSCC spokesman Matthew Miller said. “When thousands of Granite Staters find themselves subject to the AMT or see their tax returns delayed next year, they’ll know exactly who to blame – John Sununu. By voting against this important tax relief for New Hampshire families, Sununu showed today that his priorities are clearly in the wrong place.”

Sununu Voted Against Providing AMT Relief to Over 134,000 NH Families. The bill Sununu blocked today would extend for one year relief for families that would be impacted bythe alternative minimum tax. This relief would benefit 23 million American families, including 134,100 in New Hampshire. [Citizens for Tax Justice, 11/15/07]

Sununu Voted Against Extending Tuition Tax Credit That Benefits Over 18,000 NH Students and Families. The bill Sununu blocked today would extend for one year a federal higher education tuition tax credit that allows lower- and middle-class families paying for college to deduct up to $4,000. In 2003, 3.6 million Americans benefited from this tax cut, including 18,336 in New Hampshire. [Democratic Policy Committee, 9/26/06]

Sununu Voted Against Extending Deduction for Teachers’ Out of Pocket Expenses That Benefits Over 19,000 NH Educators. The bill Sununu blocked today would extend for one year a federal provision that allows school teachers to deductup to $250 a year for money that they spend out of their own pockets to buy supplies for their classrooms. In 2003, 3.3 million Americans benefited from this tax cut, including 19,343 in New Hampshire. [Democratic Policy Committee,9/26/06]