Blumenauer Statement on House Passage of GOP Tax Bill

December 19, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee, released the following statement opposing the Republican tax bill:

“This bill represents the largest transfer of wealth in our nation’s history—financed by mortgaging our children’s future with a mountain of increased debt. It is not tax reform. It’s not even a policy. Rather, it is a collection of special interest provisions, disguised behind a set of false promises.

“This legislation fails utterly to invest in the American people—it’s no wonder the public is opposed. They are right, and the Republicans are wrong.”