In a largely symbolic vote, the House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to extend all the Bush-era tax cuts for another year.

Connecticut’s Democratic House members voted unanimously against the plan, which prevailed on a 256-171 vote. But it received support from 19 other Democrats.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, and other Democrats seized on the Republican plan’s failure to extend a child tax credit that was included in President Obama’s stimulus plan, while extending a tax cut for wealthy Americans.

“This Reverse Robin Hood tax plan has to stop,” DeLauro said.

The Senate, with its Democratic majority, last month approved a bill that would raise tax rates on income above $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples — a move that would affect the top 2 percent of earners.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., voted against the bill, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., voted for it.

The tax votes have not done anything to bring Congress closer to a deal on the Bush-era tax cuts, set to expire at the end of the year.

But they put lawmakers on record on the issue of taxes in an election year.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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