Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Rep. Sewell Opposes GOP Tax Bill Revote

Dec 20, 2017
Press Release
Tax bill raises the deficit by $1.5 trillion, complicates the tax code, endangers healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted again on Republican tax legislation which will add $1.5 trillion to the national debt. The tax bill which passed on Tuesday violated procedural rules in the Senate, forcing revisions in the tax bill before the legislation was brought back to the House for a final vote.

Watch Rep. Sewell’s speech on Tuesday opposing the GOP tax bill in the House of Representatives

“Today’s revote is another example of how Republican leaders have rushed a haphazard tax bill through Congress which will impact our entire economy. This bill is not reform, it’s a partisan scam that will have decades-long repercussions for America’s working families.”

“It is unconscionable that Republican leaders are willing to throw away $1.5 trillion on tax cuts for special interests when they aren’t willing to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or ALL Kids as it’s known in Alabama. For a tenth of what this tax bill costs, Congress could have stopped CHIP from expiring and saved healthcare for millions of children. Instead, families in my district will be getting ALL Kids cancellation notices for Christmas. Children’s lives are at risk, but Republican leaders have prioritized tax cuts for the wealthy. This is truly Congress at its worst.”

Read Rep. Sewell’s full statement on the Republican tax bill which passed Tuesday

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.

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