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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts

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Neal Asks Chairman Brady to Delay Ways & Means Tax Markup

November 1, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today sent a letter to Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady asking that he delay next week’s full committee markup after Republicans announced their tax plan would not be released publicly today:

Neal wrote, in part:

“Given your announcement last night that you are delaying the introduction of your highly anticipated tax legislation, I write to urge you in the strongest possible terms to slow this tax reform process to a pace that will allow for reasonable, informed deliberation. Democratic members of the Committee had already expressed concerns regarding the condensed timeframe you were providing us to review your proposed legislation before beginning a full Committee markup on Monday afternoon. Last night’s announcement that you do not intend to introduce that legislation for at least another day means that Democratic members will have even less time to review legislation that will touch every American and fundamentally alter the finance system of this country. It is my hope that you will take this into consideration and delay the start of the full Committee markup.”

A copy of the full letter is available here.

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