Chairman Crowley on President Trump’s Tax Reform Outline

April 26, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the tax outline released today by President Donald Trump.

“The outline released by President Trump’s administration is far from a tenable plan for tax reform. Instead, it appears to benefit President Trump’s billionaire friends and powerful companies by giving them a massive tax break while short-changing the middle class. This outline would do little to help the hardest working Americans and their families – a requirement for Democrats in tax reform.

“Tax reform is desperately needed to make our code simpler, fairer, and far more effective. As a member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, this is a huge priority of mine. I hope Republicans will join Democrats in looking for commonsense proposals to ensure the tax code works for all Americans.”