December 19, 2017

Duckworth Statement on GOP Tax Bill


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Ahead of a vote tonight on the Republican tax bill, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement:

“I’ve long said we need to reform our tax system, but it can’t just help mega-corporations and Donald Trump’s friends and family—it needs to focus on the small businesses that drive our state’s economy and hardworking families as well. This shoddy legislation does neither. It’s an absolutely shameful display of Republicans’ priorities that gives permanent tax cuts to those who don’t need them and writes provisions appearing to benefit everyone else with disappearing ink, once again forcing hardworking Americans to hand over their hard-earned pay so the wealthiest people in this country can get tax breaks they don’t need at taxpayer expense. It also leaves the small businesses that power Illinois’s economy at a competitive disadvantage and will double-tax Illinoisans by limiting the state and local tax deduction that millions of working families rely on. This is a bad deal for our state and for everyone who isn’t a multimillionaire, tax lawyer or corporate CEO.”