The desperate need in this country coupled with skyrocketing levels of wealth concentration requires bold action. Refusing to address this inequality is counter to everything the Democratic Party claims to stand for and is, frankly, at this moment in history, un-American.
The President of the United States, who is also the head of the Democratic Party, has called for $3.5 trillion worth of investments and new revenues to match those expenditures. We hope and expect members of the President’s party to support his agenda in its entirety.
The following 13 Democrats have refused to support the President’s agenda and are actively working to maintain preferential treatment for millionaires, billionaires and corporations:
U.S. Senate Democrats
SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV)
Or call: 202-224-3954
Manchin wants to begin with rolling back the TCJA and moving from there.
SEN. KYRSTEN SINEMA (D-AZ)
Or call: 202-224-4521
Sinema refuses to state what problems she has with the bill and what size package she would vote for. She has met with President Biden several times with no immediate action steps.
U.S. House Democrats
REP. RICHARD NEAL (D-MA), Chair of House Ways and Means
Or call: (202) 225-5601
Neal has neglected to put a strong revenue-raising package together through taxes exclusively on millionaires, billionaires, and corporations, despite the majority of the Ways and Means committee being in favor of such a plan.
REP. CAROLYN BOURDEAUX (D-GA)
Or call: 202-225-4272
Bourdeaux has concerns about the elimination of the stepped-up basis. She is more supportive than she lets on publicly though.
REP. ED CASE (D-HI)
Or call: 202-225-2726
Case is worried about eliminating the stepped-up basis loophole and does not want to tax unrealized capital gains.
REP. LOU CORREA (D-CA)
Or call: 202 225-2965
Congressman Correa says we need to “pause” efforts to ensure multinational corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
REP. JIM COSTA (D-CA)
Or call: 202-225-3341
Costa won’t support regressive tax increases and is concerned about inflation. He is fearful of voting for a bill that will die in the Senate.
REP. HENRY CUELLAR (D-TX)
Or call: 202-225-3341
Cuellar has said he does not want to vote for bill that will fail in the Senate. He is also unhappy with the targeting of oil and natural gas industries in the bill.
REP. JARED GOLDEN (D-ME)
Or call: 202-225-6306
Golden has not been clear on his commitment to the package. Previously, Golden joined other ‘moderates’ in their threat to not vote for reconciliation if BIF doesn’t pass first. He also voted against raising the debt ceiling.
REP. JOSH GOTTHEIMER (D-NJ)
Or call: 202-225-4465
Gottheimer mostly wants to make sure BIF gets passed, and passes before the larger reconciliation package. He insists on only passing a bill that will also pass cleanly in the Senate. He also wants to see SALT amended in reconciliation.
REP. STEPHANIE MURPHY (D-FL)
Or call: 202 225-4035
Murphy has issues with raising taxes. She wants to tackle climate change but doesn’t think we need to change taxes to do it. She toes a complicated line between being ‘fiscally responsible’ and focused on ‘tax fairness,’ yet she somehow doesn’t support amending our tax structure. She will not vote for a bill that is not agreed upon with the Senate.
REP. TOM O’HALLERAN (D-AZ)
Or call: 202-225-3361
Congressman O’Halleran says we need to “pause” efforts to ensure multinational corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
REP. SCOTT PETERS (D-CA)
Or call: 202-225-0508
Scott Peters voted against allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, which would immediately lower drug prices for seniors. He has intimated that he may be a “no” on the entire package.
REP. KATHLEEN RICE (D-NY)
Or call: (202) 225-5516
Rice voted against allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, which would immediately lower drug prices for seniors. 90% of her constituents and 80% of all Americans support allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Approximately 100% of Pharmaceutical companies do not support allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, on the other hand, and they give campaign contributions to politicians who support their position.
REP. KURT SCHRADER (D-OR)
Or call: 202-225-5711
Schrader says the reconciliation number is too high, and he won’t support it unless it’s under $1 trillion. He is one of the votes we are most likely to lose in the House.
Join the Patriotic Millionaires’ Fight
Patriotic Millionaires want to live in a country with a basic sense of fairness, where millionaires don’t get special treatment just because they’re rich. The “Other” Millionaires want special treatment, they think they deserve special treatment. They insist the economy will collapse if they pay a penny more in taxes. Nonsense. Nothing is going to collapse if millionaires pay their fair share (except for possibly an over-inflated ego or two). Join the fight.