Texas’ delegation to the US House voted down party lines for the historic tax cut on Thursday.
Authored by US Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) who chairs the Ways and Means Committee, the measure is designed to lower rates and simplify the federal tax code. On this week’s Texas Scorecard Radio, Cary Cheshire spoke with Brady about the bill and its importance.
All of Texas’ Republicans voted for it; all of the Democrats voted against it.
PASSED → #taxreform
America needs a 21st century tax code for the 21st century family, and now is the time to deliver what we promised: a fairer and simpler tax code that will jumpstart this economy
Full STATEMENT here → https://t.co/t4kI3nODDZ pic.twitter.com/SxHG5Eeaph
— Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) November 16, 2017
Right now, our tax code rewards lawyers, lobbyists & loopholes – while leaving families & job creators behind. The bill we passed today changes all of that. We cut #taxes for all Americans to ensure families—like those in #TX36—keep more of their money. https://t.co/1egmmqbtD4
— Brian Babin (@RepBrianBabin) November 16, 2017
The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act has PASSED ✔
Today we kept our promise to the American people by passing pro-family, pro-growth #taxreform https://t.co/g9ZMRIY4Cm pic.twitter.com/vyiUFVdGLC
— Lamar Smith (@LamarSmithTX21) November 16, 2017
Proud to support #taxreform today. The American people can now imagine a tax code that brings jobs and capital back to America. It is all about better jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks. @HouseGOP @WaysandMeansGOP pic.twitter.com/3pIN4TEYff
— Jeb Hensarling (@RepHensarling) November 16, 2017
Heading to the floor to vote on the tax bill. I'm voting against it. Here's why: pic.twitter.com/xTGIRIfgYh
— Rep. Beto O'Rourke (@RepBetoORourke) November 16, 2017