Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Supports Tax Reform that Allows Floridians to Keep More in Wages and Creates Thousands of New Jobs in the Sunshine State

Nov 16, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – 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.”

As the Senate continues to work through its own version of tax reform legislation, both chambers will come together to negotiate differences for a final product.