The current tax code contains over 1 million words and is far too complicated. American families and small businesses are forced to spend precious time complying with frivolous tax policies. I support reforming the tax code to make it simpler and fairer for all Americans.
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Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump came before Congress and the American people to deliver his first State of the Union Address. President Trump presented an optimistic, unifying vision for the United States and called on Republicans and Democrats to work together for the betterment of America.
Many people have described the speech as a “pep rally for America,” and I tend to agree with that analysis. President Trump highlighted several things that make our country so great, but he also didn’t shy away from the challenges we still face.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address.
Congressman Byrne said: “The ‘state of our Union’ is strong. From a booming economy to greater respect around the globe, President Trump, his administration, and Congress have been able to turn our country around in a very short period of time. The good news is that things are just getting started.
Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018.
2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the United States Senate will be held in November. I expect a very busy legislative session in the run-up to the midterms.
As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017.
2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate both in Republican hands, this led to the rare occurrence of a totally unified federal government.
This Christmas, the American people received a gift that isn’t found underneath the tree but will be found in your pocketbook and paychecks over the coming years. I’m talking about passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The ultimate goal is to grow the American economy and put more money in your pockets. I firmly believe the money is better off in the hands of the American people instead of in the coffers of a bloated federal government.
Congressman Bradley Byrne today voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill represents the first major overhaul of our tax code since 1986 and will result in lower taxes and a stronger American economy.
For example, the average family of four in Southwest Alabama will see their tax bill decrease by $2,187.
The bill passed by a vote of 227 to 203.
Congressman Bradley Byrne this morning delivered a speech in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major reform of our nation’s tax code since 1986.
The House is expected to vote on the final tax reform package later this afternoon. Click here to read more about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The full transcript of Congressman Byrne’s remarks can be found below.
Congressman Byrne said: “I thank the Chairman for yielding and for his continued leadership.
I understand why people are so frustrated with politics these days. The American people want action, and it may not seem like much is actually getting accomplished. I share those concerns, but my frustration is not connected to my work in the House of Representatives. Despite the media’s infatuation with relitigating the 2016 election, there are very substantive bills that pass out of the House almost every week.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today celebrated passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The bill passed by a vote of 227 to 205.