Yesterday, the Ways and Means Committee unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—historic legislation that will give typical American families a $1,182 tax cut. Leading conservative organizations responded with praise for the plan’s promise to deliver more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks to the American people.
American Action Network: “The tax bill introduced in the House today will provide relief for American families and small businesses with a simpler, fairer tax code. Meaningful tax reform means higher wages, more jobs, and a $1,200 tax cut for the average middle-class family. Congress must work together to swiftly pass this tax reform bill, and the American Action Network is committed to spend an additional $8 million supporting this legislation, bringing our total spending to over $22 million advocating for tax cuts for the middle class.”
Americans for Prosperity: “I write today to express support for the committee as it moves forward in its effort to deliver meaningful, pro-growth tax reform this year. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (H.R. 1) provides a solid foundation on which to build a bold tax reform package that seeks to unrig our economy. . . . We look forward to working with Representatives, Senators, and the Trump Administration in delivering a pro-growth tax reform package this year: one that is simple, efficient, predictable, fair and, importantly, does not place any new additional burdens on taxpayers.”
Americans for Tax Reform: "The tax reform bill is a tax cut AND a jobs bill. Growth. Growth. Growth. Long overdue. Great news for taxpayers and those left behind by eight years of slow growth under Obama."
Citizens Against Government Waste: “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would boost wages, turbocharge the economy, and allow Americans to keep more of their own money. Every taxpayer dollar that is returned back to the American people is a dollar not frittered away by a federal bureaucracy teeming with waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. From a permanent corporate rate of 20 percent that dramatically enhances America’s global competitiveness, to a simplification of the tax code that will allow most Americans to file their taxes on a postcard, this bill delivers for every American.”
Club for Growth: “Few things in Washington have the potential to unleash economic growth and job creation like the prospects of a pro-growth tax plan. There are lots of components to praise in the House’s tax legislation, like immediate expensing for businesses and cutting the corporate tax rate. . . . Club for Growth is eager to continue working with Congress to implement the most pro-growth tax plan in our nation’s history.”
Faith & Freedom Coalition: “A vote for this bill is a vote for tax cuts that Republicans have promised and America’s hardworking families desperately deserve. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will help struggling American families succeed in today’s economy and make our job-creating businesses more competitive.”
Family Business Coalition: “The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act combines historic middle-class tax relief with bold pro-growth tax cuts for small businesses. Permanent death tax repeal removes a crushing burden from the backs of family businesses and farmers across the country.”
Freedom Partners: “The House tax plan released today contains many positive provisions that will go a long way toward unrigging the economy and delivering a simpler, fairer and flatter tax code that works for everyone. Americans will benefit from more jobs, higher wages, more take home pay and better financial security in a growing economy.
Freedom Works: “After more than 30 years, we have a generational opportunity to fundamentally reform America’s tax code. We applaud Chairman Brady for his years of hard work on this crucial effort. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a pro-growth tax reform bill that will boost the middle class, increase workers’ take home pay, and create jobs for Americans. We are committed to getting this bill across the finish line this year. Failure is not an option for us and our grassroots community. We need to boost the economy and get our country back to annual growth above 3 percent. FreedomWorks is mobilizing activists across the country to let our elected officials in the House and Senate know we support the plan. Getting this bill signed by the end of 2017 is our top priority.”
Heritage Action: “At first glance, the preliminary text released today has the potential to unleash economic growth, create American jobs, increase wages for American workers, allow families to keep more of their hard-earned money, and make U.S. businesses competitive across the globe. Heritage Action applauds President Trump, Chairman Brady and congressional leaders for producing a serious plan to fundamentally reform a stagnant and convoluted tax code that suppresses American job creators and workers.”
Heritage Foundation: “The details of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released today by the House Ways and Means Committee include some of the essential components of pro-growth tax reform. As it currently stands, the plan would significantly lower business tax rates and provide temporary expensing for new capital investments. These components would be a boost for working Americans who will see increased wages and greater job opportunities. The plan also takes huge strides in simplifying the tax code by lowering tax rates for a majority of Americans, reducing the use of itemized deductions, and significantly scaling back the state and local tax deduction which vastly benefits the wealthiest Americans.”
Hispanic Leadership Fund: “We are highly encouraged that the low-overdue process of reforming out nation’s broken tax code is finally here. It is critically important to the American economy that the focus is rightly placed on creating jobs, increasing income for working families, and giving all Americans the opportunity to pursue the American dream.”
National Taxpayers Union: “The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 signals that Republicans in the House of Representatives take seriously their responsibility to foster an economy that works for all Americans. The reforms proposed in this legislation can unleash our country’s economic potential that has suffered under an complex and burdensome tax code for too long. Pro-growth tax reform must provide certainty for American businesses and families and this bill marks a significant step forward in securing lasting confidence for all Americans.”
Taxpayers Protection Alliance: “We are encourage that this plan will simplify the tax code, boost small businesses, and create a fair playing field for the middle-class. The tax plan presented provides the framework for individual tax reform, with a reduction in tax brackets from seven to four. The plan also simplifies the tax code, which already contains 2.4 million words. To put that in perspective, the novel War and Peace has 587,000 words.”