Rep. Darrell Issa. Courtesy of the Congressman’s office

Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday he will break ranks again with the Republican Party and vote “no” on the final tax reform bill because it doesn’t help California.

“While the bill agreed to in conference today makes some improvements, unfortunately, the changes do not go far enough to guarantee tax relief for constituents in my district,” Issa said in a statement. “Californians need tax relief now more than ever.”

The final version of the bill caps deductions for state, local and property taxes as $10,000, well below what many Californians pay. Issa has sought to retain full deductibility.

He voted against the first version of the bill, saying at the time, “I didn’t come to Washington to raise taxes on my constituents and I do not plan to start today.”

Issa represents the 49th District, which covers north coastal San Diego and south Orange counties.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.