Rep. John Lewis Continues the Fight against H.R. 1
WASHINGTON — Today, the House Ways and Means Committee reconvened to continue markup of irresponsible H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The committee considered eight amendments offered by Democrats. Republicans voted down amendments that would have helped the middle class by extending the child tax credit, encouraging employers to hire veterans, reinstating the adoption tax credit, and taxing corporations at the same rate domestically and abroad. They voted against the middle class. They voted against what is best for America.
Other amendments that would have provided tax credits for apprenticeship programs and kept the state and local tax deductions were also voted down by Republicans.
A daily summary of the Committee’s markup proceedings is available at https://johnlewis.house.gov/taxcutbill.