Yarmuth Statement on House Passage of GOP Tax Scam
Washington, D.C. – Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement after House Republicans voted to pass their tax proposal, which will provide massive tax breaks to millionaires and corporations paid for on the backs of middle class families.
“House Republicans just approved the great tax scam of 2017. Their plan will increase taxes for 36 million middle class families, shower massive tax cuts on the wealthy and large corporations, and increase our deficits by $1.5 trillion. Now the bill heads to the Senate where Republicans plan to add a provision sabotaging the Affordable Care Act and leaving 13 million more Americans uninsured. This isn’t tax reform—it’s an attack on the health and financial security of the American people. Democrats will continue to fight for its defeat.”