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Republican Tax Cut Legislation

On December 19 and 20, 2017, Congressional Republicans passed H.R. 1, their bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans and for corporations on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors.

This plan, first introduced in the House on November 2, affects every American, every taxpayer in current and future generations.  In response to constituent concerns about this bill's impact, the below pages track every aspect of the bill's movement in the House and Senate.  

This tax plan has roots in H. Con. Res. 71, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution passed by the Congress on October 26.  This budget resolution directs Congress’ two tax committees – the House Ways and Means Committee, on which I serve as a senior Member, and the Senate Finance Committee – to develop tax legislation. 

Unfortunately, it also directs other committees to develop deep, harmful cuts for key domestic and safety net programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

On December 15, a conference committee formed by members of the House and Senate to negotiate differences between the two versions of H.R. 1 released a conference report containing the final text of H.R. 1.   

HOUSE:  House Ways and Means Committee Markup → House Rules Committee → House Floor Debate


SENATE: Senate Finance Committee Markup Resources → Senate Budget Committee Resources → Senate Floor Debate


CONFERENCE:  Conference Committee → Committee Report


Rep. John Lewis' Public Statements about H.R. 1


Rep. John Lewis' Missed Opportunities Bills


Rep. John Lewis' Proposed Amendments to H.R. 1


Official Non-Partisan Analysis of H.R. 1