Tax reform will help struggling families

This morning, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chair of the Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Tax Policy, was invited by Chair McMorris Rodgers to join the weekly House Republican Leadership Stakeout. Roskam joined the Chair, Speaker Ryan, and Majority Leader McCarthy in recognizing the once-in-a-generation opportunity we have right now for pro-growth tax reform. Who stands to benefit the most from our vision for tax reform? Families and individuals.

“We’re at a once-in-a-generation inflection point right now,” said Rep. Roskam. “The inflection is driven by a few things. Nobody defends the internal revenue code, and I mean nobody likes the internal revenue code. There are people that like certain aspects of it, but nobody likes the whole thing. Nobody likes the Internal Revenue Service, in particular. They’ve lost a lot of credibility over the years.”

Rep. Roskam continued, “Families are really struggling right now. There’s a level of pressure that’s on them that says ‘what is my future going to look like? How am I going to save for my retirement? How am I going to save to make sure that my children are able to get into the schools to which they aspire?’

“And out of this tax reform enterprise, out of this level of activity, and all the discussion that we’ve had, we hope to move forward in these coming days and weeks and be presenting to the American public in a way that is an invitation to do something entirely differently. So, I’m looking forward to working with the members of this Conference and this leadership team to be a part of fundamental tax reform for the first time in a generation for America’s families.”

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