December 05,2017

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GOP United on Tax Reform

High Praise for Senate Passage of Tax Overhaul from White House, Congressional Leaders

The Senate took a critical step toward enacting a comprehensive tax overhaul that will provide middle-class tax relief, grow the economy, and lead to more, higher paying jobs. Republican leaders are united in pushing tax reform across the finish line to bring America’s tax code into the 21st century. 

President Donald Trump:

“We are one step closer to delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for working families across America. Special thanks to [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and Chairman [Sen. Orrin Hatch] for shepherding our bill through the Senate. Look forward to signing a final bill before Christmas!

Vice President Mike Pence:

“[The] tax cut vote in the Senate was a historic victory for the American people. Grateful for the strong support of Senate Republican’s for passing President Trump’s ‘middle-class miracle’ for millions of hard-working families across the nation.”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin:

“I congratulate the Senate for passing this historic bill to cut taxes for families, make the tax code simpler and fairer for everyone, and make American businesses more competitive. I look forward to working with the House and Senate to send legislation to the President’s desk this month. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act will bring better-paying jobs and opportunities to hardworking Americans, provide families with much-needed tax cuts, and lead to higher economic growth that will make our country stronger and more prosperous.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

“It’s been 31 years since we’ve done comprehensive tax reform. We have an opportunity now to make America more competitive and to keep jobs from being shipped off-shore and provide substantial relief to the middle class.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan:

“I commend my Senate colleagues for this historic action. For the first time since 1986, both the House and the Senate have passed a major overhaul of our nation’s tax code...The hardworking people of this country are counting on us to deliver real relief. That means more jobs, faster economic growth, bigger paychecks, and a tax cut for Americans from all walks of life.”

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady:

“For the first time in 31 years, the House and the Senate have each passed legislation that will deliver real tax relief to families and job creators and revitalize our nation’s economy after years of sluggish growth. I applaud Leader McConnell, Chairman Hatch, and Senate Republicans for completing this crucial step in the process.”