Brown And Portman Back Bill Preventing Tax Hike On Seniors' Health Expenses

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A tax law that lets seniors deduct more of their medical expenses expired earlier this year. Now both of Ohio's senators are trying to bring it back. 

In show of bipartisanship, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman are backing a bill they're calling the "Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act."

The bill, introduced earlier this month, would extend a tax deduction put in place under the Affordable Care Act. Speaking to reporters in Cleveland on Monday, Brown said he and Portman agree that the deduction should be preserved, even if they don't agree on Obamacare.

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