May 08, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and 27 other bipartisan Senators in introducing legislation to provide tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military. The Republican tax reform passed in 2017 inadvertently caused higher taxes on military survivor benefits. This bipartisan legislation resolves the unintended tax treatment of survivor benefits.

“The kids, spouses and family members of our service members deserve every support for the bravery and sacrifice of their loved one,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’m proud to join this legislation that fixes an error in the recent tax legislation and restores tax relief to Gold Star Families in Nevada, and throughout America. I’ll continue to do everything I can in the United States Senate to honor the service of our brave men and women in uniform and support their families.”

U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Tim Scott (R-N.C.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are also cosponsors of the legislation.