Chairman Crowley Statement on the Senate GOP Tax Scam

December 2, 2017

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans approved a tax bill that will add $1 trillion to our deficit and put the American middle class on the road to financial ruin:

“Fifty-one Republican senators voted against the best interests of their constituents and working men and women in America this morning – all to score a fleeting political win and ensure special interests continue to fill their campaign coffers. They should be ashamed.

“Tax reform should be crafted in a way that opens the doors of opportunities for the men, women, and families who need it most. This bill doesn’t even attempt to do that. This bill rewards corporate special interests for offshoring jobs and leaves 86 million middle-class Americans paying the bill. It will hurt homeowners, students, veterans, and seniors, while giving lavish tax cuts to those who need them the least.

“We can and should do better for middle class. Democrats will continue to fight against this GOP Tax Scam on behalf of every day Americans.”