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Babin Backs Tax Reform and Relief Framework

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Washington, September 27, 2017 | comments

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today in support of the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code:

“This framework – supported by both the White House and leaders in Congress – marks an important first step in delivering pro-growth tax reform and relief to the American people. Having grown to over 70,000 pages long, the current tax code is too costly, complex and burdensome.  It is time we simplify our broken tax code and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.  This framework provides an important path forward that will lead to bigger paychecks, more jobs and greater economic freedom for middle class Americans.  I look forward to working with my colleagues in achieving this historic opportunity to create a fairer, simpler, less burdensome tax code for the American people.”

A few important highlights from the framework include:

  • Enabling taxpayers to file taxes on a postcard
  • Doubling the standard deduction so families keep more of their paychecks
  • Consolidating seven tax brackets to three and closing loopholes
  • Increasing the child tax credit and eliminating the death tax
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