Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), senior member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, issued the following statement after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
"Today, the House of Representatives fulfilled its promise to the American people by passing pro-growth tax reform. Filing your taxes shouldn't be an arduous and burdensome task; this legislation creates a simpler, fairer tax code for individuals, protecting their hard-earned dollars. American families deserve a tax code that allows them to keep more of what they make; for Floridians, that means keeping $1,945 more of their wages. It also creates more than 50,000 new jobs in the Sunshine State, encouraging business owners and revitalizing the job market.
"Our tax code is in serious need of an upgrade, and I am proud to have worked with my colleagues to accomplish this. I congratulate Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady on the bill's passage, and I applaud their resolute commitment to tax reform."