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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Congressman Evans Calls GOP Tax Bill a Disgrace to Hardworking Americans Nationwide

November 2, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after reviewing the latest Republican tax plan.

Our country has not seen bipartisan tax reform since 1986, and I believe we can all agree that the U.S. tax code is in need of a major facelift.  Comprehensive tax reform must simplify our tax code, lower rates, and ensure a progressive tax code that helps move everyone in our neighborhoods forward, without simply picking winners and losers.

“The Republican party seems to have forgotten one of the guiding principles of our democracy; as their new tax plan does absolutely nothing to ensure that our government is of the people, by the people and for the people,” Congressman Evans said. “The GOP tax plan borrows trillions from future generations to give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires at the expense of our Commonwealth’s children and working families. This is entirely unacceptable and not a plan that fits the needs of Philadelphians, Pennsylvanians and Americans. It’s time for the Republican party to work across party lines in a deliberate and transparent manner to create a tax plan that listens to, speaks to and hears the needs of hardworking Americans in our neighborhoods nationwide.”

 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov