Leader's Report ● GOP Tax Law
For Immediate Release: 
September 28, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Message from the Democratic Whip

Today, Congressional Republicans doubled down on their deeply unpopular GOP tax scam by passing a second round of tax cuts to benefit the wealthy. The bill was rushed to the Floor without a single hearing. It overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest Americans, with the top 0.1% receiving an average tax cut of $105,320 in one year. The bill also adds another $3.2 trillion to the deficit over 10 years once implemented, putting at risk Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 
The GOP’s attempt to appeal to voters with this tax scam will not work, nor will it distract from Republicans’ inability to deliver for the American people. They have failed to pass meaningful legislation to support job creation, including an infrastructure bill. They have sabotaged our health care system and raised costs for Americans. They have refused to address other challenges, such as passing a bipartisan Farm Bill, a long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill to protect DREAMers, or legislation to secure our elections against foreign interference. While Republicans continue to put wealthy Americans and large corporations first, Democrats are focused on an agenda For the People, with proposals to lower health care and prescription drug prices, raise wages, and clean up the culture of corruption in Washington.

Finally, I thank Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her courageous and compelling testimony yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. I am deeply disappointed the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans have voted to affirm Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, but encouraged by reports that bipartisan Members are calling for an FBI investigation before the full Senate vote. The Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment, and this process should not be rushed. The American people deserve to know all of the facts.

Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer
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