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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts

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Neal Statement on GOP Tax Plan Timeline

September 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after House Republicans announced they plan to unveil an updated tax reform framework the week of September 25:

“Unfortunately the Republican tax principles we have seen so far have been largely vacuous, and I fear their updated framework to be released later this month will only be more of the same. When it comes to comprehensive tax reform, even the smallest details can have a huge impact on middle-class families. If President Trump and Congressional Republicans truly want to have tax reform that benefits the middle class, as they have said, then they shouldn’t be so fearful in releasing more specifics. It is discouraging that Republicans have yet to include Democrats in meaningful discussions on tax reform. I believe, however, that there is still time for actual bipartisanship in this process and I’m hopeful Republicans will include Democrats – expanding their so-called “Big Six” to a “Big Ten” – so that we can work together to provide tax relief for our middle class, invest in community colleges and infrastructure, and close loopholes that only benefit the wealthy and big corporations.”

 

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