Matsui Statement on House Passage of Harmful GOP Tax Bill

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Washington, November 16, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 1, the Republican tax bill:

“House Republicans just voted for a tax bill that pulls the rug out from under families in California and across the country.

“As young people are struggling to afford college, Republicans have voted to eliminate their student loan interest deduction.

“As teachers are working every day to create opportunities for the next generation, Republicans have voted to eliminate their deduction that helps them purchase supplies for the classroom.

“As young families are looking to buy their first home, Republicans have voted to limit their mortgage interest deduction.

“As seniors and people with chronic illnesses are planning their long term care options, Republicans have voted to eliminate their medical expense deduction.

“The list goes on and on. Now, after voting to drive up the deficit, House Republicans are going to go after the earned benefits, like Medicare, that my constituents rely on. That is shameful.

“This is all so President Trump and Republicans can take a legislative victory lap. I urge the Senate to reject this tax scam and instead focus on how we can work together to give the American people a better deal.”      

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