'Time Has Come To Fix The Federal Tax Code’

Tax Reform That’s ‘Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Worker And Pro-American’

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Today, the hopes and dreams of American workers and their families remain a top priority for my administration. That is why we are launching efforts to reduce the crushing tax burden that is harming our companies and our workers. Our self-destructive tax code costs Americans millions of jobs, trillions of dollars and billions of hours spent on compliance and paperwork. To fix this, we have made the foundation of our job creation agenda fundamentally reforming our tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. I want to work with Congress on a plan that is pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker and pro-American.” (President Trump, Op-Ed, “We Must Fix Our Self-Destructive Tax Code,” Journal Sentinel, 9/3/2017)

President Trump Gave ‘An Address On His Tax Reform Plans’ In North Dakota ‘A Topic Of Major Interest Here And Around The Country’

BISMARCK TRIBUNE: “North Dakotans should be excited about President Donald Trump’s visit to Bismarck-Mandan today. Presidents don’t visit the state very often. Trump will be visiting friendly territory. ... There’s no doubt he’ll receive a warm greeting when his plane touches down. He’ll give an address on his tax reform plans at the Andeavor refinery (formerly Tesoro). It’s a topic of major interest here and around the country. … Welcome back to North Dakota, President Trump.” (Editorial, “Trump Visit Worth Getting Excited About,” Bismarck Tribune, 9/6/2017)

Republican Senators: ‘Tax Reform Is About More Jobs And Better Wages,’ And Spurring ‘Economic Growth’

SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-MO): “Outdated tax policies are stifling our economy and taking money out of the pockets of hardworking Missourians. That’s why I’m glad President Donald Trump came to our state last week to make the case for tax cuts and pro-growth policies that will strengthen our economy, boost wages, and help families get ahead.” (Sen. Blunt, Op-Ed, “Families And Small Business Need Tax Relief,” Kansas City Star, 9/3/2017)

SEN. ROB PORTMAN (R-OH): “Tax reform is about more jobs and better wages, and this is a sign that we are making progress with our friends in the House and the Trump administration… Tax reform will give our economy a shot in the arm, and I’m committed to working with my colleagues to get this done to benefit Ohio and our country.” (“Portman Meets With Local Business Leaders About Federal Tax Reform,” Dayton Daily News, 8/24/2017)

SEN. JOHN THUNE (R-SD): “My goals for tax reform are actually pretty simple. For starters, I believe we must provide middle-class tax relief, simplify the code, and pursue reforms that increase wages, jobs, and economic growth in South Dakota.” (Sen. Thune, Op-Ed, “Working Hard On Tax Reform,” Rapid City Journal, 8/7/2017)

SEN. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO (R-WV): “This fall, Senate Republicans will work to pass comprehensive tax reform that spurs economic growth and benefits American families and business. Today’s roundtable demonstrated that tax reform is a necessary step to growth and expansion for West Virginia businesses. To create more jobs and provide more economic security, we should listen to the ideas and impacts shared by the businesses we heard from today.” (Sen. Capito, Press Release, 8/28/2017)

SEN. MIKE ROUNDS (R-SD): “I support the ongoing efforts by the tax-writing committees in Congress to take on comprehensive tax reform. When we return to Washington in September, we expect to ramp up these efforts. I look forward to working with my colleagues to lower the rates for South Dakota families, rein in the IRS and provide long-term certainty in our tax code.” (Sen. Rounds, Newsletter, 8/25/2017)

SEN. BOB CORKER (R-TN): “As we return to D.C. this week, one of the most important tasks on the agenda is to reform America’s broken tax code to provide middle-class tax relief and reinvigorate our economy, which will lead to more jobs and higher wages. The good news is that there is broad understanding in the White House and on both sides of the aisle in the Senate and House that our tax code is antiquated, uncompetitive and overly complex. I know the president is committed to tax reform. I am committed to tax reform. And it is our responsibility on behalf of the American people to get it done.” (Sen. Corker, Op-Ed, “Americans Want Congress To Solve Problems And Tax Reform Is A Start,” 9/5/2017)

SEN. JIM INHOFE (R-OK): “As a long-time advocate for a simple, fair tax code that allows families to keep more of their hard-earned money, I am pleased to hear President Trump's tax reform message today. I have been and will remain committed to protecting pro-growth provisions of the tax code that create jobs in Oklahoma...” (Sen. Inhofe, Press Statement, 8/30/3017)


Related Issues: Small Business, Tax Reform, Middle Class, Jobs, Economy, Taxes