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DelBene Statement on House Passage of Tax Package

WATCH: DelBene speaks about package on House floor

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan tax package that included many provisions DelBene has championed.

“This package remains flawed in many ways, and I’ve been disappointed by the lack of Republican willingness to make improvements that will better support families most in need.

“However, I am not one to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. This package will provide greater relief to families, incentives to build more affordable housing, and reduce double taxation on American and Taiwanese businesses and workers.

“I have been a tireless advocate for the expanded Child Tax Credit and will continue to champion that effort going forward. We know we have the tools to cut childhood poverty in half. This is only a step on that path.”

DelBene is a leader on several of the core elements of the package:

  • Child Tax Credit: She is one of the House champions of the expanded Child Tax Credit that was included in Democrats’ American Rescue Plan and leads  the legislation to permanently expand the credit that would cut childhood poverty in half.
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: DelBene is the lead House Democrat on bipartisan legislation that would increase affordable housing production by building on the proven success of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. The legislation would help create an additional 2 million affordable homes nationwide. 
  • Research & Development Tax Credit: She helped introduce legislation that would fix the issue created in the 2017 Republican tax law that has hampered American businesses. The legislation would restore businesses' ability to immediately expense research and development investments.
  • Taiwan Double Taxation: After visiting the island on a congressional delegation in 2022, DelBene called for reducing double taxation between the U.S. and Taiwan and later cosponsored legislation to address the issue. 

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.