Press Release ● GOP Tax Law
For Immediate Release: 
July 24, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady unveiled the outline for a second package of tax cuts to benefit the wealthy:

“House Republicans’ motto when it comes to tax policy appears to be: ‘If at first you don’t succeed…’  After they jammed a deeply flawed tax overhaul through Congress in December with no hearings or public input, they are now preparing to use the same closed process to amend it.  But the American people weren’t fooled the first time and they won’t be fooled again.  House Republicans promised their tax overhaul would simplify the tax code, lower taxes for the middle class, and be fiscally responsible.  On all three counts they failed, enacting a law that balloons deficits by $1.8 trillion, raises taxes on 86 million middle-class families, and has left both business and individual filers scratching their heads with uncertainty.  
 
“Instead of repeating Republicans’ mistakes from December by considering a second tax bill through another closed process, without any substantive hearings or input from the American people, Democrats have a different approach.  Democrats want to do tax reform the right way – in a bipartisan fashion and with a commitment to fiscal sustainability.  Democrats have always been ready to sit down and do the hard work of fixing our broken tax code, now even more broken as a result of the Republican tax scam.”