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GOP Tax Reform Passes Senate Committee
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  • Pamela
    11/23/2017
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    I as your constituent from Valparaiso oppose H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act & I agree 100% w the following quote from my US Rep from House District 1. Thank you Pete Visclosky. Will I be able to thank you too Senators Young & Donnelly?! “I am concerned that this legislation would institute a two percent tax increase for individuals in the current lowest income bracket, repeal multiple tax provisions that support students in reducing their tuition-based debt and eliminate the medical expense tax deduction which helps seniors, the chronically ill, and individuals in long-term care facilities pay certain qualified medical expenses. The measure also would increase burdens on Americans seeking to grow their families by abolishing tax benefits for employers to provide child care services to employees. Additionally, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, tax cuts contained in the TCJA, along with the repeal and modification of other tax provisions, would add $1.7 trillion to the national deficit over the next decade. I also remain concerned that the TCJA was moved forward without hearings and greater consideration of its long-term budgetary effects. I would point out that in 1984 and 1985, Congress publicly debated the new changes to the Internal Revenue Code for six months and held 30 days of hearings before the House Committee on Ways and Means drafted an initial tax bill. I believe that Congress’ decision to not consider the TCJA in a similar manner is grossly irresponsible and a failure of good governance.”

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