The Salem News —
The issue divided the state’s all-Democratic House delegation.
Tierney and seven other Massachusetts House members voted against repealing the tax. Bill Keating and Niki Tsongas, the two most junior members of the Massachusetts delegation, joined 35 other Democrats and voted with Republicans to repeal the tax. Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano was originally a co-sponsor of the House bill, but ultimately voted against it.
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, portrayed by Republicans as a liberal darling, said that repealing the tax was “essential” for sparking innovation.
The Republican-led House passed the bill 270-146, but it isn’t expected to go anywhere in the Democratically controlled Senate, and the White House has threatened a veto.