Rep. Sewell Statement on Bipartisan Trump Tax Meeting
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House Ways & Means Committee met with President Donald Trump to discuss tax reform priorities. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) sits on the Ways & Means Committee and joined the meeting, which also included Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA).
“My constituents deserve tax reform that gives working families and small businesses the relief they need, not another tax cut for the wealthy. Working families in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District have been waiting too long for tax cuts for the wealthy to ‘trickle-down’ to them,” said Rep. Sewell. “As Congress considers tax reform legislation, I will work to advance policies that incentivize workforce development and enhance the earned income tax credit so that it better serves middle and working class Americans.”
“I have always said, if you’re not at the table then you’re on the menu. Today’s meeting was a chance to talk with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about some of the bipartisan tax reform proposals I have introduced and the needs of my constituents. I strongly disagree with a number of the points in President Trump’s proposed tax outline. But I will not miss an opportunity to be a strong voice for tax reform that puts my constituents and other working-class Americans first.”
Rep. Sewell has introduced the bipartisan Workforce Development Tax Credit Act (H.R. 1781) with Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL). This legislation prepares the workforce for manufacturing jobs by providing federal tax credits for businesses that offer apprenticeship programs and additional tax credits for companies that hire apprentices.
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.