Blumenauer Statement on GOP Release of New Tax Bill

November 28, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, House Republicans unexpectedly released a 297 page, end of the year tax bill they hope to move forward during the lame-duck session of Congress. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement: 

“You would think after losing a national election, creating a blue wave, and exploding the budget deficit, Republicans would have learned that tax cuts for the wealthy and powerful are not popular. Not so. They just dropped another tax bill that does more of the same. Voters elected Democrats to actually listen to the needs of our families, especially those who struggle to pay for healthcare and their children’s education. We must reject the latest Republican attempt to make the tax system worse without helping those who need help the most. It’s time Congress commit to working with Americans.”