Women are the faces of tax reform

Mar 06, 2018 | Communications •

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led the weekly House Republican Leadership press conference. In her remarks, Chair McMorris Rodgers highlighted the growing success of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, and how pro-family, pro-growth tax reform is delivering more jobs, bigger paychecks, and fairer taxes to the American people — including the millions of women business owners across the country. To touch on this, she invited Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA) to share what this means for her district. For more information on tax reform, visit FairandSimple.gop.

Chair McMorris Rodgers also reflected on her recent pilgrimage to Tennessee and Alabama with 30 members of Congress and the Faith and Politics Institute. For more on that, click here.

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Chair McMorris Rodgers’s Remarks:

“This weekend, I was with faith and community leaders from Spokane and around the country as we walked the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on a pilgrimage. Together, we focused on his vision of unity — unity meaning we want the best for each other. I was reminded that this continues to be a search for a more perfect union, a more perfect union where everyone can reach their full potential and pursue their version of the American Dream.

“That includes women across the country. March is Women’s History Month, and we get to honor and celebrate so many trailblazers, so many women who are doing well in our economy and have more opportunities than ever. We have nearly ten million women-owned businesses in America, nearly three million that are owned by women of color, two-thirds of new businesses are started by women. And all of these numbers present a brighter future for women and families all across this country because of the success of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

“We are the faces of tax reform. Tax reform was written with us in mind. I’ve heard from small business owners that are getting ready to tear out their walls, expand, or start a second location because they can write off the full cost of the equipment. For working moms and dads, we doubled the Child Tax Credit. We preserved the Adoption Tax Credit. We’ve expanded 529 accounts to help with the cost of raising kids. And for moms like me, with children with disabilities, because of ABLE 2.0 those kids will now have the opportunity to explore work and see if they can find a full-time job. For millions of moms and women, they’re seeing a pay increase. At Wheatland Bank in Spokane, all those entry-level workers are seeing pay increases. They can invest more of their own money in their education, retirement, everyday expenses.

“It was Nancy Reagan who said, ‘feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.’ And that is exactly what the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is doing — empowering people all across this country. I’m excited today to have my friend and colleague from Georgia’s 6th District, Congresswoman Karen Handel, with us. In her district, the average family of four will see a tax cut of $4,420. And remember — a tax cut is a pay increase. Thank you, Karen, for being here and sharing more insights.”