Later this week, the House will vote on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, our legislation for pro-family, pro-growth tax reform. In the days leading up to this historic moment, House Republicans have been on local and national TV to share the details of our bill and highlight the impact tax reform could have on families, workers, and businesses.
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Here’s what House Republicans have been saying on air:
Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) on Fox Business:
“I hear from people in the community all the time — small businesses, representatives, and those that are from larger corporations — there is a level of optimism and excitement to simplify the code, to bring those cuts. Small businesses would be able to grow, hire more people, do some more training, raise wages for their employees…we’ve got to get back to competing again on the world stage.”
Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) on WSAZ News:
“This is the first time since 1986 that we have had real, meaningful tax reform. It’s tax cuts for middle-class West Virginians and Americans. It’s helping small businesses grow because as we know, that’s where the jobs are… and it’s also simplification. The idea that we could file our tax returns for nine out of ten people on a postcard.
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) on Fox News:
“I think the most important thing is lowering taxes for middle Americans, but I also think lowering the corporate tax rate. We have to be able to do that to be competitive. Today, we’re not competitive. We have the highest statutory tax rate, and one of the highest effective tax rates in the world. That’s why businesses are going overseas.”
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Fox Business:
“Maybe Washington or New York doesn’t think $1,000 or $1,200 is a big savings to a family, but in today’s world most people don’t have $400 saved. And they don’t just save it this year — they save it next year and the year after.”
Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) on WTVW:
“The House, the Senate, and the White House all worked together to get basic principles laid down about what the goals are. The goals are to get taxes down for everyone, with the focus on the middle class. Wages have been flat for a long time, so we want to get the taxes down on the job creators and the so-called pass-throughs on small businesses. And we want to make sure that our international companies are competitive with the rest of the world so that they can bring jobs back to the United States…I think we can do that.”