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 certainty they need to plan for the future. Tax policy should help grow the middle class and create sustained, long-term growth. That’s why I support reforms like the Child Tax Credit Permanency Act, which helps families with the cost of raising children, and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides families with some relief from the rising cost of college.
It’s unacceptable that some of the wealthiest individuals in the country today are paying lower tax rates than middle-class families. I believe that our tax code should reflect our values, and disparities like this must be corrected.
I want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on tax reform here: delbene.house.gov/taxreformsurvey
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