Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R.1, the so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017," which gives corporations and the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut paid for by Californians and working families across America.
"In writing their tax bill, House Republicans had a choice between listening to their donors or listening to the millions of working families struggling to get by in this economy. They chose the donors.
"Californians already give more to the federal government than they receive, this bill means they'll pay even more. Corporations are already earning record profits while not paying their fair share in taxes, this bill means they'll pay even less. Students, teachers, workers, and middle-class families are already struggling to achieve financial security, this bill makes that problem far worse.
"Just like their failed health care bill, House Republican tax bill is designed to solve a political problem, not the problems facing millions of working families who desperately need our help."