Linda Sánchez Statement on Senate Passage of GOP Tax Scam

December 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez today released the following statement on the Senate vote to advance a deficit busting $1.7 trillion Republican tax scam that will harm America’s working families:

“While much of the country was sleeping, Senate Republicans jammed through another partisan bill that will hurt millions of Americans.

“Republicans are fixated on scoring a political victory at any cost – even if the cost is $1.7 trillion to American families. They have ignored the warning signs from nearly all corners of our country including faith groups, institutions of higher education, independent score keepers, and economists, which have all said that the Republican tax scam will raise taxes on working families and lead to an economic fiasco. Now our country is speeding towards this disaster without a moment of pause.

“Democrats have long called for an overhaul to our broken tax system. But a partisan tax cut for the wealthy and corporations is not tax reform. The Republican plan does not make the tax code fairer or simpler. It does not make life easier for hard working Americans who need the help. It does nothing to spur growth in our communities. It just lines the pockets of millionaires, billionaires, and corporations.

“The American people deserve real tax reform. They deserve better than this Republican tax scam.”