[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today issued the following statement shortly after voting against the Republican tax bill in the House:
“My Democratic colleagues and I favor tax reform that prioritizes middle class families and puts working Americans first. Unfortunately, this bill gives 83 percent of tax cuts to corporations and the top 1 percent. The GOP tax scam explodes the deficit and sticks our children with the bill, all while requiring Medicare to be slashed by $25 billion.
If that’s not bad enough, this bill will lead to an increase of health care premiums across America and gives new tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas. People are smarter than House Republicans are giving them credit for. They see this bill for the scam it is.”