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Coalition to House: Expedite Tax Reform By Passing Senate Budget Resolution

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

October 20, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) joined a coalition of taxpayer organizations in sending a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to pass H. Con. Res. 71 as approved by a vote of 51-49 yesterday by the Senate.  This action would accelerate the budget process so that Congress can immediately begin moving forward on tax reform legislation that would simplify the system and put more money back in the hands of hard-working taxpayers.

The letter reads: 

“On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members, we urge the House of Representatives to pass H. Con. Res. 71, the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, as amended and passed by the Senate.

“The budget process serves many important purposes, but this year’s iteration offers a unique opportunity to pass fundamental tax reform -- far and away our nation’s highest fiscal priority. The quickest and highest-probability path to achieving this goal would be to bypass the conference process and move directly to a House vote on the Senate-passed budget resolution.

“Doing so will give members of the House and Senate a head-start on negotiating the specifics of tax reform legislation. Our organizations hope to play a meaningful role in these conversations as we work toward expanding the economy, simplifying the tax code, and helping ease the burden of taxation for American families and individuals.

“All of these goals would be best served if the House quickly adopted the budget passed by the Senate and moved promptly to crafting pro-growth, pro-family tax reform legislation. We urge the House to quickly take up and pass H. Con. Res. 71 in its current form.”

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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