4 December 2017

What They Are Saying About The Senate Passage Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

American Action Network
American Action Network Statement On Senate Passage Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act
“The Senate has taken a major step toward delivering their promise of pro-growth tax reform for American families. AAN applauds the leadership shown, and the unwavering commitment to making meaningful reform a reality. Working families cannot, and should not, wait any longer for more jobs, lower rates, and a simpler tax code. In the coming weeks Congress has a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity to work together to make tax reform a reality and provide a $1,200 tax cut for the average middle-class family. It is now time for Congress to get to work, get the job done, and pass meaningful tax relief by the end of the year,” said AAN Executive Director Corry Bliss.

Americans for Prosperity
AFP: Senate Vote to Pass Tax Reform is a Win for Hardworking Americans, Grassroots Activists
“Last night’s Senate vote was a crucial step toward a tax code that improves the lives of all Americans. Getting to this point has not been easy, but lawmakers deserve credit for largely staying true to the principles outlined in the unified tax framework, and have worked diligently to ensure that this tax overhaul delivers the benefits that middle-income Americans were promised. Leader McConnell and Chairman Hatch demonstrated strong leadership on this issue, and we are encouraged by the unity around this historic effort. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act puts comprehensive tax reform within reach,” said AFP President Tim Phillips.

Business Roundtable
America’s Leading Employers Applaud House Passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
“We thank Senators for demonstrating their commitment to supporting American workers and their families by passing pro-growth tax reform legislation that includes a competitive corporate tax rate and a shift to a territorial tax system. This will allow businesses to compete on a level playing field, increase capital investment, create jobs, and raise wages. But the task is not yet done. Business Roundtable encourages Congress to deliver a final bill to the President’s desk before the end of 2017,” said Joshua Bolten, President & CEO of Business Roundtable.

Citizens Against Government Waste
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Senate Passage of Tax Reform
“All taxpayers should commend the Senate for passing their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The legislation will cut tax rates, simplify the tax code, and turbocharge the U.S. economy.  Every taxpayer dollar that is returned back to the American people is a dollar not frittered away by a federal bureaucracy full of waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.  We look forward to a prompt resolution of the House and Senate bills in the conference committee so that tax reform is signed into law as soon as påossible,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz.

FreedomWorks Urges House and Senate to Keep the Momentum
“Congress is one step closer to sending a pro-growth tax reform bill to the president’s desk. We know that there is a lot on the legislative agenda but urge the House and Senate to work out their differences quickly. The conference report should ensure that every income group gets a pay raise, protect pass-through businesses tax from unnecessary complexity and provide them with tax relief, and lower the corporate rate to 20 percent,” said FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye. 

Independent Women’s Forum
Statement: Senate Passes A #GoodDealForWomen
“The U.S. Senate passed a tax bill that is a #GoodDealForWomen. This is an important step toward historic tax reforms that will benefit millions of American women and their families, allowing us to keep more of our hard-earned dollars, making tax filing easier, and spurring higher wages and the creation of new jobs. The package reduces rates for all individual tax brackets, doubles the standard deduction and the child tax credit, and reduces the corporate tax rate significantly,” said IWF Policy Director Hadley Heath Manning.

Middle-Class Growth Initiative
Middle-Class Growth Initiative Statement on Senate Passage of H.R. 1, Calling on Congress to Get a Bill to President Trump’s Desk
“The Senate’s vote today, in conjunction with the House’s work earlier this month, ensures middle-class families across the country are closer to pro-growth tax reform than they’ve been in decades. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will benefit both workers and job creators, driving continued economic growth that increases wages and creates new jobs. With tax reform legislation now passed in both the House and the Senate, the Middle-Class Growth Initiative urges Congress to move swiftly through conference to deliver results to the American people before the end of the year,” said MCGI Spokesman Michael Steel.

National Association of Manufacturers
Timmons: Senate Voted for Manufacturing Workers.
“History has been made again, and our nation is now on the verge of seeing the biggest, boldest tax reform in more than three decades. The senators who voted for reform stood on the side of manufacturing workers, and manufacturers will certainly take note of who stood with us at this pivotal moment. The pessimists said it was impossible, but those who believe in the future have won the day. While no bill of this magnitude is perfect, this legislation is a victory for manufacturing workers—and all Americans. We’re not done yet. Congress has important work to do to get the final bill to President Trump’s desk. There’s no time to waste. Let’s get this done quickly. Manufacturers are ready to ring in the new year empowered and emboldened to invest even more in our communities and our workers, to provide new opportunities for young people and families and to usher in an exciting new era for manufacturing in America,” said National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons.

National Retail Federation
Retailers say Senate passage of tax reform could give shoppers ‘free Christmas’
“This vote couldn’t come at a better time. Holiday shopping was strong throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, and a good part of the reason was optimism about the work Congress is doing to pass tax reform. Consumers and voters are beginning to realize that tax reform will create jobs, leave more money in the pockets of middle-class Americans and give our nation’s economy the biggest boost it’s seen in decades. In fact, the savings is enough to give the average family a free Christmas. It’s time to get this legislation to President Trump so American consumers will know they can count on extra money in their paychecks come January,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.

Rate Coalition
RATE Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
“We applaud the Senate for seizing this once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix America’s broken tax system – one that punishes job-creating businesses with the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. If enacted, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would live up to its name by yielding more jobs and greater investment. As projected by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and most recently, more than 100 economists from across the country, the TCJA is the key capable of unlocking the enormous economic growth well within our reach. Thanks to the historic resolve displayed by Congress, the American people are now one critical step closer to it. While it is important to recognize the significance of this legislative achievement, we must also stay focused on a fight that is not yet finished. As the two chambers now prepare to reconcile the two packages, the House and Senate must work together to send a bill to President Trump’s desk with the degree of swiftness American workers deserve.” – RATE Coalition

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
SBE Council Statement on Senate Passage of “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”
“Passage of this significant tax legislation is very good news for entrepreneurs, small business owners and their workforce. The bill will fuel strong economic growth and boost the competitiveness of small businesses, providing them with the capital they need to grow and succeed.  We are thankful for the hard work of Senator Hatch, Majority Leader McConnell, and all Senators who worked collaboratively to craft a bill that will strengthen entrepreneurship, investment and opportunity across America,” said SBE Council President and CEO Karen Kerrigan.

Taxpayer Protection Alliance
Taxpayers Protection Alliance Praises Senate Success in Passing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
“Americans have been burdened for way too long with a complex and confusing tax code. This legislation will turn the tables and give taxpayers a real opportunity to save time and money.” Cutting the corporate tax rate sends a message to the rest of the world that America is once again open for business. These tax cuts are going to boost the economy and create a plethora of jobs across the country. The fight for tax reform is not over. Now the House and Senate must come together in committee and present the President with a final bill by Christmas. But tax cuts are only the first step; Congress still needs to address wasteful spending and make sure that deficit spending is eliminated,”said TPA President David Williams. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: Tax Reform Closer Than Ever to Becoming Reality
“The decades-long drive toward meaningful tax reform is closer than ever to becoming a reality. We applaud the senators who today advanced a legislative package that will grow the economy, create jobs, and allow middle-class Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money. This bill will encourage investment here in the United States as businesses hire workers, expand facilities, and buy new equipment. Momentum toward final passage is building rapidly with only a couple critical steps left to complete. Lawmakers are poised to deliver on the promise of a better economic future for all Americans, and I urge them to keep up the good work and finish the job without delay,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director