Byrne: A Tax Cut for Christmas
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 Byrne said: “Today, we are giving the American people a huge Christmas present: lower taxes, a stronger economy, and more money in their pockets. This historic vote will pave the way for more jobs and bigger paychecks for families in Southwest Alabama and across the United States.
“A lot of hard work and countless hours went into making today’s vote possible, and I appreciate all those who had a hand in this historic moment. Here in the People’s House, we will continue to pursue policies that ease the burden of the federal government and make life better for American families.”
In addition to the major tax reforms, the bill also includes a provision important to the Gulf Coast. The provision would increase the money Gulf states are able to receive through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). Congressman Byrne led a letter to House leaders last week urging them to include the provision in the final bill.
Click here to read more about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.