Neal Statement on ITEP Analysis of Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan

October 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released state-by-state analysis of the Republican tax framework:

“Another day, another non-partisan report highlighting the harm that the proposed Republican tax framework would do to middle class families across the country. Today’s report from ITEP echoes the findings put forward last week by the Tax Policy Center and show that no matter where you live, you’re not safe from the ruinous effects of the Ryan-McConnell trickle down tax plan. One week after putting forward a framework that left American families with more questions than answers, Republicans have yet to engage Democrats in good faith discussions on how we can make this tax plan work for middle class Americans, rather than saddle more than 20% of residents in my home state of Massachusetts with a tax increase, as the ITEP report found. The American people deserve a tax code founded on fairness.  Our tax system should reward hardworking, middle-class families, small businesses, and innovators, while ensuring that no one, no matter how well-connected or wealthy they are, can avoid paying their fair share. Today’s analysis from ITEP shows that the current framework has a long way to go to meet that standard.”