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DelBene Calls for Middle-Class First Approach to Tax Reform

At the House Ways and Means Committee’s first hearing of the year on tax reform, DelBene advocated for a bipartisan approach that supports job growth and the middle class.

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Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 | comments

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 scale even more toward the wealthiest. It should put middle-class families first, with fairness for all Americans regardless of their income or zip code. And if we want to provide long-term financial stability that gives working families and businesses the ability to plan for the future, this must be a bipartisan effort.”

DelBene serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over the tax code. Today was the first hearing of the year on tax reform, which the Chairman has made a priority for this Congress. Video of the hearing can be found HERE.

Before being elected to Congress, DelBene served as Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. During her tenure, DelBene proposed reforms to cut red tape for small businesses. She also enacted an innovative tax amnesty program that generated $345 million to help close the state’s budget gap, while easing the burden on small businesses.

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