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Tax Reform

What do Europe’s “It’s the Final Countdown” and the American Tax Code Have in Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 29, 2017

1986. That’s what they have in common. Europe’s unexpected hit single debuted the same year the late President Ronald Reagan signed the last major reform to the American tax code. That’s 31 years in case you don’t want to do the math. In 1986, we were still rocking shoulder pads and headbands, parachute pants and …

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What Do Stephen King’s IT and the American Tax Code Have in Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 28, 2017

As House Republicans, we want our work to reflect your voice. So take the next 30 seconds and tell us what you want from tax reform: In 1986, Stephen King first published his notorious IT novel, an instant success that inspired an entire generation to fear clowns.   And as you know, that’s the same …

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What Do Fox Broadcasting and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 25, 2017

On October 9, 1986, the Fox Broadcasting group set out to compete with ABC, CBS, and NBC. Its first show to hit the air was The Late Show, hosted by Joan Rivers at the time. That same year, President Ronald Reagan signed the last major reform to the tax code into law. In the 31 …

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What Do the Chunnel and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 21, 2017

October 22, 1986, was the last time a major reform to the American tax code was signed into law. That was the same year that the UK and France announced their plans to construct their underwater rail tunnel linking the two countries by way of the English Channel. That’s right — our current tax code …

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What Do The Oprah Winfrey Show and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 18, 2017

The last major reform to the tax code happened the same year The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted. That’s right, Oprah Winfrey first appeared on her iconic talk show the same year Ronald Reagan signed The Tax Reform Act of 1986. The Oprah Winfrey Show lives on in the history books and hearts of millions, while …

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don’t underestimate the power of simplicity

Communications • August 17, 2017

31 years ago this week, the House and Senate came together to pass a comprehensive tax reform package that President Reagan then went on to sign into law. A lot has changed in 31 years. We’re long overdue for another update. Pro-growth tax reform is a priority. After years of hearings and meetings and listening …

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What Do The Phantom of the Opera and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 17, 2017

As House Republicans, we want our work to reflect your voice. So take the next 30 seconds and tell us what you want from tax reform: Let your voice be heard! In 1986 the original The Phantom of the Opera musical debuted in London. That same year, Ronald Reagan signed the last major reform to …

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What Do Ferris Bueller and the American Tax Code Have In Common?

COMMUNICATIONS • August 16, 2017

America’s tax code hasn’t been substantially reformed since 1986. As in the same year “Ferris Bueller” came out. As in the same year that Chernobyl exploded and the Space Shuttle Challenger fell out of the sky. It’s been 31 years since it was signed into law. The American people have made it clear: 2017 is …

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That’s why tax reform is so important

Communications • August 7, 2017

Did you know that so far this year the House passed more than 270 bills focused on what Americans care most about? As she crisscrosses her Eastern Washington district, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is making sure everyone she meets knows we’re hard at work. Despite the distractions, we accomplished a lot. Learn …

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5 Ways House Republicans are Keeping Our Promises

Communications • July 6, 2017

As Speaker Ryan said, you may not always hear about it when it happens, but House Republicans have been hard at work keeping our promises.   Here are 5 ways we’ve been keeping our promises to the American people: We’ve passed health care reforms, including a bill to repeal/replace Obamacare We’ve reined in government overreach, …

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