Strong families, strong futures, and a new tax code

Earlier today at the weekly House Republican Leadership Stakeout, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) joined House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and members of leadership to explain what tax reform means to middle America. Rep. Noem is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which paved the legislative road to tax reform. After experiencing the financial strain firsthand when her father passed away, the congresswoman has long been an advocate for repealing the “Death Tax” that directly affects the farmers and ranchers in her state of South Dakota. As a conferee on the Conference Committee, Rep. Noem is excited to tackle the task of fusing the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

Here are excerpts from Rep. Noem’s remarks:

“Being a conferee now, I’m excited to be a voice in the room not just for my home state of South Dakota, but for working moms, for working families, for farmers and ranchers, for small business owners. And the reason that I can speak on that behalf is because I’ve been all of those.”

“I think it’s important that people know we have everyday people in the room who know how they have felt at different times in their lives making decisions on policies that actually work for them and for their families.”

“Our goal is to allow more families to keep their money in their pockets.”

“When we get into this conference committee we’re going to be talking about making strong families, strong futures, and giving the next generation a tax code that actually helps them and doesn’t continue to harm them like the one that we have today.”

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