DCCC Katko ad

An example of a Facebook ad paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee targeting U.S. Rep. John Katko ahead of the House vote on the GOP tax plan. 

The House Democrats' campaign arm is running digital advertisements urging U.S. Rep. John Katko to oppose the Republicans' tax plan ahead of the House vote Thursday. 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled a Facebook ad Tuesday that claims the Republican proposal, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, would raise taxes on the New York middle-class families. The ad will run through next week, according to the DCCC.

An analysis conducted by the New York Times found nearly half of middle-class families would have higher tax bills in 2026 if the bill is signed into law. But supporters of the bill maintain that it would reduce taxes for the middle class. 

During a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, Katko, R-Camillus, said the average family in his district would save at least $1,000. 

There are other provisions in the bill. It would cut the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent and lower the taxes on small business income to no more than 25 percent. 

"The Republican Tax Scam is nothing more than huge tax cuts for the rich and big corporations, paid for by tax increases on millions of middle-class families," DCCC spokesman Evan Lukaske said. "This digital ad campaign will inform central New Yorkers about the morally bankrupt Republican tax that Katko will own next November." 

The House is expected to consider the tax bill Thursday. Katko announced during the telephone town hall meeting that he is "leaning towards" voting for the legislation