Chairman Crowley on Hollow Tax Reform Statement Issued by Congressional Republicans and President Trump

July 27, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after Congressional Republicans and President Trump released a tax reform statement Thursday devoid of any tangible solutions to help lift up American families:

“This empty tax reform statement confirms that Republicans are only fighting for the super-rich and their corporate friends – not hardworking families nor the middle class. There is no question that overhauling our nation’s tax system would greatly benefit our economy, but any reform must make the tax code fairer, simpler, and more efficient in order to promote growth. This is how tax reform can benefit all Americans and expand opportunities for the hardest-working men and women in our country. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I hope Republicans will abandon their plans for a corporate giveaway and instead focus on truly bipartisan tax reform that encourages economic growth, spurs innovation, and lifts up hardworking American families.”