Neal Statement on GOP Tax Reform Update

July 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after Congressional Republicans and the Administration released a joint statement on tax reform:

“It’s disappointing that Republicans are moving forward with a rewrite of our tax code by excluding Democrats from the process. We all agree that the tax code isn’t working for middle-class families but the past has shown that for tax reform to be successful, it must be undertaken in a truly bipartisan manner. If Republicans continue this partisan process, they are doomed to repeat the same mistakes they have made trying to upend our health care system. It’s time we work together to produce tax reform that benefits the middle class, grows our economy, helps hardworking families, and ensures that the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share. Tax reform needs to be built from the middle out, not the top down, and Democrats will be ready to work with Republicans to make this a reality – if they put aside the failed supply-side economics of the past.”