Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Sewell Statement on Republican Tax Bill

Nov 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced tax legislation that would provide large tax cuts favoring special interests and wealthy individuals.

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:

“After months of secret negotiations, it should come as no surprise that the tax plan revealed by Republican leaders today is a raw deal for Alabama and for working families across this nation. The Republican tax bill will raise costs on families who can least afford it while providing wealthy individuals and special interests a windfall in tax breaks,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “In order to pay for what would be the largest tax giveaway to special interests in American history, the Republican tax plan promises to make cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and the programs that middle-class families rely on. We cannot afford poorly targeted tax cuts and we cannot afford to miss our chance for true bipartisan tax reform. While I disagree with a number of the points in today’s tax plan, I will work with my colleagues to try to reshape this bill so that it helps working families and encourages growth across the entire economy in a fiscally-responsible way.”


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.