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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts

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Neal Named Conferee to GOP Tax Bill Conference

December 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal was named yesterday by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on a conference committee of the House and Senate versions of the GOP Tax Bill.

“I am happy to have been chosen by Leader Pelosi to be a conferee to this GOP Tax Bill conference,” said Ranking Member Neal. “I believe this bill is a bad deal for millions of Americans, particularly those in the middle-class.  The legislation puts the wealthy and well-connected first, while forcing 36 million middle-class families to watch as their taxes go up.  That’s simply not what the American people asked us to do and it is not something that I can support. This should have been a debate that included both parties. I have been ready and willing to work with my Republican counterparts on this issue from the start and I look forward to doing so in the coming days. ”

Neal is one of five Democratic House members to be named to this committee.  

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