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Day One of Ways and Means Committee Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill

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Washington, D.C., November 6, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, began marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today. The Republican bill would add trillions of dollars to the deficit, paid for on the backs of future generations. The bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing.

“[This bill] is morally bankrupt, and an outright attack on the middle class, built on a foundation of lies and mischaracterizations,” DelBene said in her opening statement. “It is fiscally irresponsible, raising the deficit by trillions and putting it on the backs of our children and grandchildren – a short-term sugar rush at the cost of long-term stability. I will not accept this, and based on what I’m hearing from my constituents, the American people will not accept it either.”

Video of her remarks can be found HERE. Video of DelBene asking questions on the different treatment of corporations versus individuals and ending incentives for job training can be found in the hyperlinks.

The House Ways and Means Committee will continue consideration of the Republican tax bill tomorrow and throughout the week.


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