Thune applauds House proposal on tax reform

Published: Nov. 2, 2017 at 4:47 PM CDT
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U.S. Sen. John Thune issued the following statement Thursday regarding the House Ways and Means Committee’s release of a tax reform bill:

“For the first time in decades, we have an opportunity to fix our broken tax code and provide better economic opportunity for middle-income Americans. Through comprehensive tax reform, we will be able to provide Americans with more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks. I commend House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and the members of his committee for their work on a bill that provides much-needed relief for American families. I look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues in the House to deliver a final pro-growth tax reform package to President Trump’s desk for his signature.”

The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement from Executive Director Sam Parkinson in response to the tax plan released Thursday by Republicans in the U.S. House: 

"Today House Republicans released a tax bill that provides massive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations while simultaneously cutting the health care, education, and mortgage deductions middle-class South Dakota families rely on - as well as blowing a big hole in the deficit. We urge Rep. Kristi Noem and Senators Thune and Rounds to vote against this awful plan, and work with Democrats to develop a tax plan that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and large corporations."