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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois


Congresswoman Kelly Slams GOP Tax Plan that Raises Taxes on Working and Middle Class Families

Nov 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly spoke on the House floor against the proposed GOP tax plan that would raise taxes on working and middle class families.

Under the proposed GOP plan, key deductions and credits that help Illinois families will be reduced or eliminated resulting in a higher tax bill for these families. The GOP plan is also estimated to add $1.5 trillion to the national deficit.

“The GOP’s tax plan hurts homeowners, families caring for older parents, people with student debt, businesses who hire our veterans, parents who’ve adopted, teachers and students,” said Congresswoman Kelly. “I cannot and will not vote to raise my constituents’ taxes just so Republicans can give massive tax giveaways to the super rich and well-connected.”

“Like most Americans, I’m tired of hearing people, especially elected officials, say ‘no’ without offering alternative solutions,” said Congresswoman Kelly. “Today, I wanted to make it clear to my constituents what I would support: a tax break for hardworking moms and dads, an expanded earned income tax credit and a real child care tax credit that reflects the true costs of childcare in America.”

“It’s time that the tax code reflect the needs of working and middle class families instead of reflecting the desires of the rich and well-connected,” added Congresswoman Kelly.


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