Whip's Report E-Newsletter ● GOP Tax Law
For Immediate Release: 
February 9, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Message from the Democratic Whip

This week, the chaos and dysfunction of the Republican-led Congress was on full display. While Republicans control the House, Senate and White House, a single Republican Senator held up the bipartisan budget agreement and House Republicans refused to put a one-day funding measure on the Floor to keep the government’s lights on, which resulted in the government shutting down for the second time in a month under their watch. In the early hours of the morning, the Senate and House passed the budget agreement, reopening the government. Now with the threat of a shutdown behind us, I urge Congressional Republicans to work with Democrats on a bipartisan legislative solution to protect DREAMers and provide them with a pathway to citizenship, so that they are no longer living with great uncertainty and can continue to contribute to our nation’s future.

This past weekend, Speaker Ryan tweeted about a high school secretary who would see an additional $1.50 in her paycheck per week from the GOP tax scam law. This extremely out-of-touch comment did not mention that the top 1% of Americans see thousands of dollars in tax relief every week under the bill. It’s clear that Republicans are not focused on America’s working families, as their bill would provide 83% of its benefits to the wealthiest Americans while sticking the middle class with the bill.  Democrats continue to be focused on holding Republicans accountable for their tax bill and the negative impact it is already having on the deficit and our economy.

Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer
 
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