Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.Con.Res. 71, Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
“We are unlocking our historic opportunity to unleash everyone’s potential through comprehensive tax reform,” said Chair McMorris Rodgers. “A fair, simple tax code is how we help lift up those who are left behind. America was built on freedom, opportunity, and hard work, and it’s time our tax code reflected those principles. Thank you to the Budget Committee, and especially Chairman Black, for your work to start the process of reforming our tax code.”
NOTE: As Republicans prepare to release their tax reform plan, Chair McMorris Rodgers is leading a “Faces of Tax Reform” event series all across the United States. As POLITICO reported Tuesday morning, “Starting this week, McMorris Rodgers will launch her own tax tour of the country, focused on the individual side of the tax code. Among the states on her itinerary are Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, where on Friday she will be in Rep. Richard Hudson’s district for a roundtable at a local printing plant.”
Chair McMorris Rodgers’s top priority is to hear directly from middle class families about why tax reform is so important to them and their communities. For more information about the Republican’s tax reform plan, titled the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code, visit FairandSimple.GOP or text “TAXREFORM” to 50589.