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Tax Reform: What they're saying

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Washington, November 9, 2017 | comments

This is a historic time for Americans. We are on the verge of reforming our far too outdated and complex tax code for the first time in decades. As I’ve been all across our district, I hear from small business owners and families burdened by the cost of and time spent complying with our overwhelming tax code each year.

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This tax reform legislation provides relief for working-class Americans, allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money, and gives small businesses—the backbone of our economy—the break they need to create jobs. In Virginia alone, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act helps create 26,417 new jobs and a $2,924 increase in income for the average household.
Simplifying our broken tax code is long overdue; now is the time to unleash our economy by lowering rates, closing special-interest loopholes, and putting money back in the hands of hard-working Americans!

Take a look at what some conservative leaders have to say about the Tax Cuts and Better Jobs Act

Americans For Prosperity: “On behalf of more than 3.2 million Americans for Prosperity activists across the country, I write today to express support for the committee as it moves forward in its effort to deliver meaningful, pro-growth tax reform this year. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (H.R. 1) provides a solid foundation on which to build a bold tax reform package that seeks to unrig our economy.”

Heritage Action: “At first glance, the preliminary text released today has the potential to unleash economic growth, create American jobs, increase wages for American workers, allow families to keep more of their hard-earned money, and make U.S. businesses competitive across the globe. Heritage Action applauds President Trump, Chairman Brady and congressional leaders for producing a serious plan to fundamentally reform a stagnant and convoluted tax code that suppresses American job creators and workers.”

FreedomWorks: “After more than 30 years, we have a generational opportunity to fundamentally reform America’s tax code. We applaud Chairman Brady for his years of hard work on this crucial effort. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a pro-growth tax reform bill that will boost the middle class, increase workers’ take home pay, and create jobs for Americans. We are committed to getting this bill across the finish line this year. Failure is not an option for us and our grassroots community. We need to boost the economy and get our country back to annual growth above 3 percent."

Americans for Tax Reform: "The tax reform bill is a tax cut and a jobs bill. Growth. Growth. Growth. Long overdue. Great news for taxpayers and those left behind by eight years of slow growth under Obama."

Citizens Against Government Waste: “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would boost wages, turbocharge the economy, and allow Americans to keep more of their own money. Every taxpayer dollar that is returned back to the American people is a dollar not frittered away by a federal bureaucracy teeming with waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. From a permanent
corporate rate of 20 percent that dramatically enhances America’s global competitiveness, to a simplification of the tax code that will allow most Americans to file their taxes on a postcard, this bill delivers for every American.”

Faith & Freedom Coalition: “On behalf of the over 1.5 million members and supporters of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, I urge you to vote YES on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1. A vote for this bill is a vote for tax cuts that Republicans have promised and America’s hardworking families desperately deserve. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will help struggling American families succeed in today’s economy and make our job-creating businesses more competitive. Much work remains ahead, but we applaud your efforts and encourage you to continue improving the bill.”

Throughout this tax reform process, I am committed to making sure we help our small businesses and working-class families, and I look forward to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act making its way through the committee process and coming to the House Floor for a vote.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime an issue that concerns you comes before the House.

It's an honor to serve you and Virginia's First District in the People's House.

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