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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has never supported taxing businesses. Since 2014, Paulsen has had four major opportunities to do so, but has declined every time.
In 2014, for instance, he voted in favor of H.R. 4457. The act was designed to amend the IRS code to allow businesses to make more expenses tax-deductible.
On the same day, he voted for the S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act of 2014. The act amended the IRS code to reduce the period during which S corporations are subject to taxation. (S corporations are a type of corporation that passes corporate income, losses, deductions, and credit to their shareholders.)
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) criticized both pieces of legislation for making permanent tax breaks that had not been paid for or offset elsewhere. He argued that together, they bills would add $75 billion in deficit increases to the federal budget.
For the same reasons, President Obama indicated that he would veto both bills if they made it to his desk.
More information about his record is available at PaulsenVotes.org.