Austin, TX — According to the Quorum Report, in a massive victory for Texas families and businesses, Texas Republicans were forced to delay their expected vote on HJR 3, the Republican sales tax increase.
The decision comes after Texas House Democrats stood up for working Texans and voiced their opposition. Just last night, an astounding 16 legislators switched their expected vote from yes to no on the deeply unpopular tax increase. [Quorum Report, May 7, 2019]
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Today’s delayed vote is a massive victory for Texas families and businesses. Everyday Texans kept on calling, tweeting, and emailing their representatives to stop Republicans from raising the sales tax because raising the sales tax is dead wrong.
“Our work does not end here. Republicans are lining the pockets of the wealthy few at the expense of hardworking Texans. We need basic fairness in our tax code. We must make sure the wealthiest Americans and large corporations pay their fair share while providing tax relief to working families. Texas Democrats will never stop building a thriving economy that works for all, so that every Texan has a fair shot to get ahead.”