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Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Representing the 16th District of Pennsylvania

Smucker: Middle-Class Families Deserve Tax Reform

November 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after the release of the House tax reform bill:

“Today, too many Americans do everything right, but still struggle to make ends meet. This plan provides the relief families in our district have been waiting for and it’s what they deserve.

“Under our plan, a family of four making $59,000 per year will reduce their tax liability by $1,182. It lowers rates so that hardworking men and women will see more money in their paychecks. It significantly increases the standard deduction, which seventy percent of filers in our district currently use. It increases the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $1,600 to help with the cost of raising children. It reduces the tax burden on small businesses so Main Street can thrive. And it simplifies our code and makes it more honest. These changes will result in more jobs and higher wages by reinvesting in our economy and will make the American workforce more globally competitive. Simply put, this is a game-changer.

“I encourage every constituent to visit my website where they can see the details for themselves and learn how it will impact them. I’m confident my constituents will see this plan for what it is: a direct investment in hardworking Americans and the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that built this great nation.

“I will continue listening to input from my constituents, and look forward to the House, Senate, and White House working together to finalize and pass this plan soon. Tax reform is too important to delay.”

You can read more about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act here.