Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement on the April 15th tax filing deadline:
"Every year Americans spend roughly 7.6 billion hours just trying to comply with our tax laws. Sadly, the President's latest proposal would only exacerbate this problem -- calling for $2 trillion in higher taxes, on top of the $1.7 trillion tax hike that was already imposed on his watch. Tax day is a reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive tax reform that works for families and businesses, not against them," said Congressman Diane Black. "I spent last week in my district hosting town hall meetings, conducting business roundtables, and touring local industries. My constituents made clear their concerns over our complex tax code and the misdeeds at the IRS. As a Member of the Ways and Means Committee, I am proud to take their message with me to Washington as we continue to work towards a fairer, flatter, and simpler tax code."