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  • It's a done deal: Congress wraps up massive tax package
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans delivered an epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, bringing generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while providing smaller cuts for middle- and low-income families. In a re-vote due to a last-minute hiccup, the House passed the massive $1.5 trillion tax package that affects everyone’s taxes but is dominated by breaks for business and higher earners. Democrats call the legislation a boon to the rich t... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Massive Tax Giveaway to Corporate Special Interests at the Expense of Middle-Class Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, opposed the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today on the House floor because it will increase taxes on millions of middle-class families. House Republicans still passed the bill without a single Democrat supporting the measure – it now heads to the Senate for further action. “In this Ryan-McConnell tax bill, Republicans have gifted the wealthiest corporations and individuals with massive new tax cut... Read more

  • Washington's U.S. House delegation votes along party lines on Republican tax bill
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington’s congressional delegation split predictably along partisan lines in Tuesday’s 227-203 vote to approve the Republican tax bill. Voting yes were all the state’s Republican representatives: Dave Reichert, R-Auburn; Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane; Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside; and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver. Nationally, a dozen Republicans broke with the GOP to oppose the measure. No House Democrat voted for the bill, including all six from Washington state: Pramila Jayapal, D-Se... Read more

  • House approves Trump's massive tax overhaul, but last-minute glitch delays final passage
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    The GOP tax bill hit a procedural snag Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers say three provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax package violate Senate rules and will need to be amended or removed, before the upper chamber votes. The House will then need to re-vote on the measure, likely on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Republican led House passed the most significant overhaul of the tax code in three decades and the Senate was poised to follow suit, giving Republicans their first major legislative win a... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill Eliminating Corporate Tax Breaks that Protect Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced legislation that would eliminate tax breaks that currently allow corporations to deduct expenses associated with instances of sexual misconduct by their employees. “It is coming into sharp focus that for too long settlements have been paid by powerful figures to victims of sexual misconduct in exchange for their signing non-disclosure agreements, keeping perpetrators’ reputations intact and company names out of headlines. Th... Read more

  • Editorial: A nitty-gritty explanation of who wins with the GOP tax bill
    Posted in In the News on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    An unfortunately high number of Americans will allow party loyalty to guide their support or rejection of the GOP tax bill awaiting congressional approval. The 440-page House tax bill, approved Nov. 16, merits skepticism regardless of which party you support. Tom Barthold, the nonpartisan chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, briefed the House Ways and Means Committee on Nov. 6, highlighting just a few of the deductions that corporations would retain under the bill while the rest of... Read more

  • The Nation's Housing Success Story
    Posted in In the News on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) has become the most successful tool for producing and preserving affordable housing across the nation for families, seniors, veterans, the disabled, and formerly homeless individuals. In its 31-year history, the LIHTC has financed over 3 million affordable housing units and provided homes for approximately 7 million low-income households. An average of over 1,400 projects and 110,000 units were placed in service yearly from 1995 to 2015, according to the... Read more

  • DelBene to Introduce Bill Eliminating Corporate Tax Breaks that Protect Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today announced plans to introduce legislation when Congress returns that would eliminate tax breaks that currently allow corporations to deduct expenses associated with instances of sexual misconduct by their employees. “It is coming into sharp focus that for too long settlements have been paid by powerful figures to victims of sexual misconduct in exchange for their signing non-disclosure agreements, keeping perpetrators’ reputations intac... Read more

  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington, member of the House Ways and Means Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, DelBene condemned House Republicans’ GOP Tax Scam which raise taxes for 36 million middle-class families while giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy few. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here. Below is a full transcript of the address: “Hi, I’m Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and I rep... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Ryan-McConnell Bill That Hikes Taxes on Middle-Class Families to Pay for Corporate Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, opposed the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today on the House floor because it would increase taxes on 36 million middle-class families. Republicans still passed the bill without a single Democrat supporting the measure. “In this Ryan-McConnell tax bill, Republicans are touting the largest set of corporate tax cuts in our country’s history. They’re raving that their corporate cuts will create jobs,... Read more