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  • DelBene, brewers tap into bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act
    Posted in In the News on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joked that she was in a brewery, but everyone was drinking coffee. After all, it was near 11 a.m. on Tuesday. With Postdoc Brewing Company co-owner Debbie Chambers leading the way, DelBene toured the Redmond hop-spot before gathering with a group of craft brewery owners to discuss the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 747), which is aimed at lowering the federal excise tax for small brewers so they can tap into expansion and hire more em... Read more

  • Dems on tax reform outreach: Talk is cheap
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Democrats say they have little reason to believe that Republicans are serious about doing tax reform on a bipartisan basis, saying they have yet to put meaningful action behind their words. While Republicans have expressed an interest in bipartisanship on the issue and held a few meetings with Democratic lawmakers, they are also planning to pass tax-reform legislation through a process known as reconciliation, which would allow a bill to pass the Senate with only GOP support. Additionally, key R... Read more

  • House GOP Tax Plan Would Allow Small Business Interest Deductions
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    The House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee is “actively working” on provisions to allow small businesses to deduct the interest they pay on debt, Chairman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said. The provision would be a change to the House GOP tax reform plan, which would eliminate the ability of companies to deduct the interest on their loans but allow them to write off all business expenses. The current tax code already allows many small businesses to deduct both business investments and interest ex... Read more

  • Reps. Davis, DelBene Introduce The Child Care and Dependent Credit Enhancement Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Today, Reps. Danny K. Davis (D-IL-07) and Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA-01) introduced the Child Care and Dependent Credit Enhancement Act of 2017. The average cost of daycare for children up to age four has climbed to $9,589 annually, more than the average cost of state college tuition. For families earning the national median income, the average cost of care for just one child under five amounts to 18 percent of their income, and for families in lower income brackets, child care alone could cost as ... Read more

  • DelBene Calls for Middle-Class First Approach to Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today advocated for a bipartisan approach to comprehensive tax reform and urged her colleagues across the aisle to focus on fairness and financial security for working families and small businesses. “The complexity of our current tax code is paid for on the backs of working families and small businesses. There’s no question that our tax laws are in desperate need of thoughtful reform,” DelBene said. “But comprehensive tax reform does not mean tilting the scal... Read more

  • Bipartisan Coalition Reintroduces Remote Transactions Parity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in reintroducing H.R. 2193, the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA), which aims to create a level playing field so Main Street stores and online retailers can compete fairly. Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Steve Womack (R-AR), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and David Cicilline (D-RI) joined Noem and Conyers as lead cosponsors ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on President Trump’s Tax Outline
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after President Trump outlined his tax policy priorities: “Working families and small businesses need certainty and stability to plan and invest for the future. Unfortunately, the President’s tax proposal is just another example of how this administration has been long on rhetoric and short on specifics,” DelBene said. “It remains unclear how this proposal would help middle-class families or how it would be paid for. Cre... Read more

  • If Congress wants tax reform, it has to be bipartisan effort
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Historically, comprehensive tax reform has only worked when it has been a bipartisan effort. Now is not the time to break that tradition. The last time a major overhaul of our tax code was successful, a Republican president and a bipartisan group in Congress came together to help the American people by reforming parts of the tax code that weren’t working. That process was the product of years of sustained effort and extensive debate. The end product was not perfect — no piece of legislation is —... Read more

  • Comprehensive Tax Reform
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Dear Friend, As taxpayers know all too well, our current tax code is cumbersome, often fails to reflect the way the world works today and produces unfair results with loopholes that are prone to abuse. Through my work on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, I hope we’ll be able to pass comprehensive reform that makes the tax code simpler and more equitable. Tax reform is about fairness for all Americans, and giving working families and businesses the certai... Read more

  • DelBene Demands Trump’s Tax Returns
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today voted in support of a resolution that would have forced the release of President Trump’s tax returns. “This President is breaking 40 years of precedent with his alarming lack of financial transparency, and his refusal to release his tax returns is a serious red flag. Given the President’s evasive maneuvering, Congress has a constitutional responsibility to obtain the records needed to perform rigorous, unbiased oversight,” DelBene said. “If the Presiden... Read more