Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Tax Code Should Work for the American People, Not the Other Way Around

Nov 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), senior member of the House Budget and Appropriations Committees, issued the following statement after House Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  

“Today, House Republicans introduced landmark legislation that would overhaul the tax code. Our current tax code is over 70,000 pages long. It is burdensome, excessive, weighs down our economy, and hurts taxpayers' wallets. This bill will create a simpler, fairer tax code, putting our country on a path of growth and prosperity. Serious tax reform will strengthen the economy, encourage the job market, empower business owners, and allow Americans to keep more of what they earn while increasing their wages. The tax code should work for the American people, not the other way around.

"I am grateful to Speaker Ryan and Ways and Means Chairman Brady for their leadership. Crafting this legislation hasn't been easy, but they, along with our Republican Conference, have been tireless in their efforts to draft legislation that will benefit every American.”