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  • 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
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    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

  • Dems say GOP tax plan doesn't add up for everyone
    Posted in In the News on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not every one, or nearly every one, as promised by its authors. And over time, the number of those on the lower rungs of the nation’s salary ladder who benefit will shrink while the number of those at the top — as well as the largest corporations — will not. It’s a trickle-down equation Democrats insist does not add up. But if computed with fewer variables and different integers, they argue it ... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill That Hikes Taxes on Middle Class to Pay for Massive Corporate Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 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 in a committee vote because it would increase taxes on America’s middle class. “My Republican colleagues have not answered the cries of the people in this country who are just looking for a little fairness and relief in our nation’s tax code,” DelBene said. “As I pointed out in the markup, Speaker Ryan has made certain that corporations can still ded... Read more

  • DelBene Offers Amendments to Help Middle-Class Families in Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, continued marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today – offering amendments to help middle-class families afford housing and healthcare. The Republican bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families, such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing. DelBene offered an amendment to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit by 50 per... Read more