Tax Reform Bill Gets North Country Support

U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik is supporting a House spending bill that includes the groundwork for tax reform. Karen Johnson has details.

The bill was passed by the House late last week. Stefanik released a statement on her Facebook page following the vote. In it she says this budget balances our books in 10 years and is a critical first step in bringing needed tax reform to families and businesses in the north country. You deserve a fair and simple tax code that will help increase wages, make our businesses more competitive around the globe and allow you to keep more of your hard-earned paychecks. During the Appropriations process, I will continue my record of strongly advocating for the priorities of our district,” the statement said.
Eighteen House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-Camillus, voted against the resolution. The $4.1 trillion budget resolution, which includes significant Medicaid spending cuts per the demand of House conservatives, includes provisions that will allow the House to pass a tax reform bill without a filibuster in the Senate. I’m Karen Johnson.