House Republicans Talk Tax Reform with Families, Workers back Home

With tax reform, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a major difference for families, workers, and small business owners across this country.

After a historic vote on pro-growth, pro-family tax reform, House Republicans spent Thanksgiving in their home communities to share their excitement about the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act with the men and women who inspired it.

Here’s what House Republicans had to say about tax reform at home:

WWMT | Upton meets with local business leaders about national tax reform

U.S. Congressman Fred Upton wrapped up a round table discussion in Comstock where he asked small business owners what they think about the tax reform package working its way through congress, which includes corporate tax cuts but gets rid of some popular deductions. Newschannel 3’s Christine VanTimmeren reported on that discussion held at LED lighting company Tecniq.

Representatives from Tecniq, recycling company Schupan and Sons, and Sportel Greenhouse explained to Upton that proposed tax reforms would transform their businesses for the better and they want him to fight for them.

Those around the table said the tax code is too complex and creates a tremendous tax burden that limits their ability to grow.

Everyone said a reduction in taxes would allow their businesses to flourish, meaning more benefits for employees and more technological upgrades.

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Rep. John Katko (R-NY) in The Post-Standard: Why I voted for tax reform bill

Last week, the House of Representatives voted on the first major reform of the United States Tax Code in more than 30 years. Like every bill that comes before the House for a vote, I studied this measure and analyzed its impact on the individuals and families who live and work in our community. After careful deliberation, I cast my vote in favor of this measure. I supported this legislation for two basic reasons: The vast majority of my constituents will receive a tax cut under this plan, and this effort will allow local businesses to invest in Central New York and our workforce.

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