More than 50 House Democrats oppose tax-cut proposal

Welch wrote that the nation "is wading into fiscal quicksand" by borrowing the money to pay for the bill that "disproportionately favors millionaires and billionaires, threatens our ability to create jobs, grow the middle class and protect seniors," Welch said. 

"Even as Republicans seek to add billions more to our national debt in tax cuts to the wealthy, they oppose extending unemployment benefits to workers and resist COLA [cost of living adjustment] increases to seniors," he said. 

The letter has been signed by Welch and the following members:

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Judy Chu (Calif.)

Yvette Clark (N.Y.)

Steve Cohen (Tenn.)

John Conyers (Mich.)

Elijah Cummings (Md.)

Danny Davis (Ill.)

Peter DeFazio (Ore.)

Donna Edwards (Md.)

Keith Ellison (Minn.)

Anna Eshoo (Calif.)

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Bob Filner (Calif.)

Barney Frank (Mass.)

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Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.)

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Alcee Hastings (Fla.)

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Maurice Hinchey (N.Y.)

Rush Holt (N.J.)

Jay Inslee (Wash.)

Jesse Jackson (Ill.)

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Paul Kanjorski (Pa.)

Dennis Kucinich (Ohio)

Barbara Lee (Calif.)

John Lewis (Ga.)

Ben Luján (N.M.)

Stephen Lynch (Mass.)

Doris Matsui (Calif.)

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Mike Michaud (Maine)

Jim Oberstar (Minn.)

John Olver (Mass.)

Chellie Pingree (Maine)

David Price (N.C.)

Tim Ryan (Ohio)

Linda Sanchez (Calif.)

Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)

Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.)

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Jackie Speier (Calif.)

Pete Stark (Calif.)

Betty Sutton (Ohio)

Bennie Thompson (Miss.)

Mike Thompson (Calif.)

Paul Tonko (N.Y.)

Anthony Weiner (N.Y.)

Lynn Woolsey (Calif.)

David Wu (Ore.)

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