Whip's Report E-Newsletter ● GOP Tax Law
For Immediate Release: 
April 20, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Message from the Democratic Whip

Tax Day was this week, and I joined House Democratic colleagues in discussing how the Republicans’ tax scam gives enormous tax cuts to the wealthiest at the expense of the middle class and our nation’s deficit. Just last week, the non-partisan Tax Policy Center confirmed the top 1% of Americans will see an average tax cut of $33,000 while the poorest see an average tax cut of $40. This law also continues to leave American workers behind as corporations, who have seen profit windfalls due to the tax law, are posting record stock buybacks and enriching investors, not their employees. I will continue to speak out against this legislation that explodes our nation’s deficit by $1.8 trillion to give tax cuts to the wealthiest.
 
In addition, this week, I was proud to join my colleagues in co-sponsoring a bipartisan effort to allow consideration of four separate measures for addressing the DACA crisis. This effort is one of many of the priorities facing the GOP Congress that ought to be addressed in the coming months, including responsibly funding government, reaching agreement on a bipartisan farm bill, and passing legislation to protect the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
 
Also, I supported President Trump’s targeted airstrikes last Friday night responding to the use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians. However, if this is an ongoing effort, the President needs to come to Congress for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force. I look forward to the Trump Administration presenting a strategy for Syria.
 
Finally, I thank Speaker Paul Ryan, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Mark Warner, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, and Committee For a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas for honoring the lives and memories of my former Senior Advisor Ed Lorenzen and his son Michael at a Congressional memorial service this week. You can watch a full video of the service and tributes here.

Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer
 
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