November 09, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Senate GOP Tax Proposal

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the release of the Senate Republican tax plan:

“Republicans in Congress have introduced yet another tax reform proposal crafted behind closed doors and without bipartisan input from Senators. I have stated clearly that my priorities in any proposed tax legislation are that working and middle class families in Nevada and our small businesses do not receive a tax increase and that our federal deficit does not explode due to irresponsible fiscal management in Washington. Senator McConnell has said that this new plan will not raise taxes on the middle class in America. I’m not optimistic that he can keep his promise based on what the House GOP passed out of the Ways and Means Committee with a partisan vote just today. I have always said that I would welcome working with my colleagues across the aisle. We need bipartisan tax reform that is not a tax hike for working and middle class families, not permanent handouts to the wealthy and corporate special interests. I look forward to reviewing this proposal, and I will continue standing up for hard working Nevadan’s to make sure they don’t see a tax hike.”