- Joshua Roberts/Reuters
- 23 current members of Congress were serving in 1986 when the last tax overhaul was passed. They did not vote along party lines.
Republicans have framed the latest push for tax reform as a generational legislative effort.
Interestingly enough, nearly 25 members of Congress happened to serve the last time such a generational push occurred.
On Tuesday, Politico published a full list of how current members of Congress, who served when the last major tax reform was passed in 1986, voted on that legislation.
And the votes did not come cleanly along party lines.
The list includes 11 Democratic members and 12 Republican members, one of whom, Sen. Richard Shelby, was still a member of the Democratic Party in 1986 when he served Alabama in the House.
Here’s how they voted:
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont
Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama (then a Democratic congressman)
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois (then a congressman)
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York (then a congressman)
Republican Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky
Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey
Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin of Michigan
Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas
Republican Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona (then a congressman)
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts (then a congressman)
Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon (then a congressman)
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida (then a congressman)
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah
Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan
Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska
Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin
Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland
Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas (then a congressman)