With Tax Reform, Economic Recovery Will Finally Reach Every American Household

Curbelo: “This is the best thing we could do for the economy, the best thing we could do for every American individual, family and business.”

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Washington, D.C., October 24, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

As the U.S. House of Representatives moves forward with plans to introduce and pass the first tax reform bill in 31 years, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the only South Florida Member on the tax-writing Committee on Ways and Means, discusses how allowing all Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks will ensure economic recovery will reach every household.

Curbelo joined Speaker Paul Ryan and other Members of House leadership at their weekly press conference to share why tax reform is critical to South Florida families who feel the economic recovery has not reached them.

“This is about all of those people who haven’t benefitted from the economic recovery… People who are frustrated; people who feel like they’ve done everything right, but they still can’t get ahead; young people who have gone to college, invested in a degree and still don’t have a quality job,” Curbelo said. “This is about them. This is about thousands of immigrant families in my district who came to this country with the willingness to work and who love this country as much as everyone else does, yet they are not getting ahead. So, I’m so excited that we are officially kicking off this process here very soon in the Ways and Means Committee. That we are going to put a product out there that every American is going to be able to see and is going to improve their quality of life in this country.”

Curbelo also spoke with Fox Business’s Varney & Co. about why he’s confident tax reform will get done and how he has been working with the Committee on Ways and Means to ensure this benefits every American individual, family and business.

“This is the best thing we could do for the economy, the best thing we could do for every American individual, family and business.” Curbelo said. “So I’m feeling confident, Stuart. I’m not making any guarantees, but I have feel better than every that we are actually going to get this done.”

A video of Curbelo’s remarks at the Leadership press conference are available here, and a full transcript of his remarks is available below. A video of Curbelo’s interview with Fox Business is available here.

Curbelo: With Tax Reform, Economic Recovery Will Finally Reach Every American Household
House Leadership Weekly Press Conference
Washington, D.C.
October 24, 2017
https://youtu.be/LpOpRxEv39A

Representative Carlos Curbelo: “Thank you so much, Cathy, for inviting me to be a part of this press conference this morning, and to talk about the most important thing that Congress can do for the American people, which is to pass meaningful tax reduction for every American family; to overhaul the tax codes so that American companies stop leaving the United States and instead invest more here in American infrastructure and in American families.

“This is about all of those people who haven’t benefitted from the economic recovery. We’ve had a long recovery in this country and it’s been very good for people – especially people at the top. But what we want is for the economic recovery to reach every household in our country – people who are frustrated; people who feel like they’ve done everything right but they still can’t get ahead; young people who have gone to college, invested in a degree and still don’t have a quality job. This is about them. This is about thousands of immigrant families in my district who came to this country with a willingness to work, and who love this country as much as everyone else does, yet they are not getting ahead.

“So, I’m so excited that we are officially kicking off this process here very soon in the Ways and Means Committee. That we are going to put a product out there that every American is going to be able to see is going to improve quality of life in this country.

“And lastly, I’ll say, that this isn’t just about taxes and about the economy. This is about us showing that Congress can work together to improve the lives of every American. This is about restoring the faith, the trust, the confidence in our government, which is something that we sorely need in this country.

“So, thank you Cathy and to the rest of our leaders.”

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