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Linda Sánchez Statement on President Trump’s Tax Reform Speech

August 30, 2017
Press Release

Norwalk, CA – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s speech on tax reform:

“President Trump’s speech on tax reform was heavy on promises but light on details. He merely repeated the same Republican rhetoric and platitudes we’ve all heard before. I am disappointed the President failed to address many of the issues that matter most to my constituents: the rising cost of childcare, affordable housing, and saving for retirement.

“The American people deserve to know exactly how the president and Republicans intend to achieve their goals. I’m terrified that tax reform will end up being balanced on the backs of hard working families. Under the president’s plan, multinational corporations that already pay little to nothing in taxes, will see their tax rates slashed while working people and locally owned small businesses pick up the tab.

“If history is any guide, true comprehensive tax reform must be a bipartisan bill that is negotiated and drafted in the open, not the same old, smoke-filled Washington backroom as the failed Republican health care bill. That is what Congress was elected to do. Americans are tired of politics as usual. Tax reform represents a real chance for Republicans and Democrats to work together to make the tax code work better for all Americans.”