Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), the House Republican plan to reform the tax code and create more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks.
“This is a historic moment. It’s been 31 years since the tax code was fundamentally reformed,” said Chair McMorris Rodgers.
“We’re looking out for middle class families who deserve the same chance as everyone else to get ahead. The hardworking men and women of America deserve a tax code that puts them first. We’ve created a plan that rewards hard work, encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and levels the playing field so that everyone plays by the same rules.
“Our plan to lift the tax burden off Americans puts more money back in people’s paychecks and helps Americans go from garage to global success. We’re bringing jobs back from overseas and strengthening Main Street. Our plan simplifies the tax code, closes loopholes, and creates peace of mind for Americans everywhere.
“Thank you to all of the House Ways and Means members, and especially Chairman Brady, for putting forth a plan that delivers significant tax relief and rewrites the tax code to put hard working Americans first.”
NOTE: This morning, Chair McMorris Rodgers joined Fox News’s America’s Newsroom to preview today’s historic vote on pro-family, pro-growth tax reform and President Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill. Watch the full interview here.
Chair McMorris Rodgers has crisscrossed the country holding round table discussions with local families, workers, and small business owners on tax reform. She’s heard from minority entrepreneurs, families in North Carolina, workers in Michigan, small business owners in Virginia, and locals in Pennsylvania.
Upon the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Nov. 2 in the House, the Chair said, “Our plan is pro-family and it’s pro-economic growth.”
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