Chairman Crowley Statement on Republican Tax Bill

December 19, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after House Republicans voted to advance a tax bill that will significantly harm the American middle class:

“With this vote, Republicans have abandoned all pretense that they are fighting for the middle class. The GOP tax plan is a sham that will add trillions to our deficit and will leave behind the very people the GOP claims to help—average Americans.

“Ultimately, this measure will create a two-tier economy. Those living paycheck-to-paycheck - veterans, teachers, first responders, and millions of others - will see their taxes go up. Corporate special interests and wealthy Americans, including the Trump family, will see their taxes go down.

“Working and middle-class Americans built this country. They are the backbone of our economy. And today, Republicans are leaving them behind.”