Today the US House voted on the conference report for the Republican tax bill.

Like many Americans, I agree we need comprehensive tax reform. Unfortunately, Congressional Republicans took a partisan approach and are moving a bill that is not true reform, will explode the deficit, and is not primarily targeted to Working Families.

Any tax reform must include the following aspects:

 

  1. Put Working Families first;
  2. Support workers and enable them to invest in themselves and their jobs;
  3. Simplify the tax code to enable private sector growth and small business fairness;
  4. Promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and new business formation;
  5. Spur infrastructure investment and create good, well-paying jobs;
  6. Be fiscally responsible and built for long-lasting success by pursuing a bipartisan, transparent process.

I will not support any tax reform bill that falls short of these goals.