‘It’s Time To Deliver Real Tax Relief For Hardworking Families’

‘Both chambers are working with the president and his team to overhaul our country’s complex and outdated tax system. We are united around a common-sense set of goals. Make taxes lower, simpler, and fairer. Take more money out of Washington’s pockets, and put more in the pockets of America’s middle class.’ 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform:

“Today, our colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee began marking up the tax reform legislation they unveiled last week. Under Chairman Brady’s leadership, the committee is continuing its work to get our economy reaching again for its true potential. This is yet more momentum for our country’s once-in-a-generation opportunity to update the tax system, deliver relief to hardworking American families, and get our economy creating more opportunities and prosperity.

“Under Chairman Hatch’s leadership, the Senate Finance Committee is continuing to move forward on its own legislation to increase opportunity and provide more take-home pay for American families. In an open process through regular order, members of the committee will continue to have input in the writing of this tax reform legislation.

“Both chambers are working with the president and his team to overhaul our country’s complex and outdated tax system. We are united around a common-sense set of goals. Make taxes lower, simpler, and fairer. Take more money out of Washington’s pockets, and put more in the pockets of America’s middle class.

“Level the playing field for American workers and businesses so they can compete against foreign competitors on an equal footing — and not only create more jobs in America, but keep them here too. These are goals shared by so many across our country, regardless of party. It’s time to deliver real tax relief for hardworking families. We’ll keep working together to do just that.”