Maloney Statement on House Passage of Tax Bill
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“This tax bill, which was written in secret by corporate lobbyists and rammed through the House, is bad for New York and bad for our country. Don’t take my word for it, most of the Republicans from New York broke with their own party and voted no, so I couldn’t possibly support it. I mean, it raises property taxes for us and 83% of the benefits go to the richest 1%, so it obviously won’t help the Hudson Valley families who need relief. But it will explode our deficit, weaken Medicare, and undermine our efforts to build infrastructure and invest in education.
“I would have supported responsible tax reform, but sadly the Republicans in Congress have chosen to help out corporations and wealthy elites instead of focusing tax relief on your average American.”