Press Release ● GOP Tax Law
For Immediate Release: 
May 16, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the impact of the GOP tax law:

“This morning, Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on their dangerous tax law even as many of their own Members have stopped trying to sell it to the public.  Just months after its enactment, the tax law is widely seen as favoring the wealthy over the middle class.  Their law explodes deficits by more than $1.8 trillion dollars over the next decade and raises taxes on 86 million middle class households, while providing 83% of the benefits to the top 1%.  It breaks the promises President Trump made to Americans and includes provisions that will take health care coverage away from 13 million people.  It was written so quickly and with so many errors that businesses cannot understand it and Republicans are clamoring to amend it. 

“Despite being staged as an effort to promote the unpopular law to a rightly wary public, Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee used today’s hearing to reveal the truth about this tax law and its negative impact on America’s working families. House Democrats will continue to take every opportunity to point out how this law overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest at the expense of everyone else and hold Republicans accountable.”