Westerman on Tax Relief: Congress Has “Listened to the American People”

September 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (September 27) in response to President Donald Trump’s tax relief proposal unveiled in Indianapolis:

“Today, President Donald Trump and the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled details on one of the key components of our ‘Better Way’ agenda – a simplified tax code. We have listened to the American people,” Westerman said. “You told us the tax code is too complex and burdensome. We agree. That is why President Trump and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady unveiled an overhaul of our tax code that promotes job growth, doubles the standard deduction, brings an end to the death tax, eliminates corporate tax loopholes, reduces the number of tax brackets – lowering rates for everyone – and makes our system more fair for hardworking taxpayers. It is now our job to take these reforms from proposals to law in the coming months, a challenge I believe we can achieve. I thank the president for his leadership on this issue and look forward to working with my House colleagues to pass meaningful tax relief.”