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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Adoption of House Republicans’ Budget Resolution

October 26, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the House adopted House Republicans’ budget resolution, which expedites consideration of the Trump-Ryan-McConnell tax framework:

“House Republicans’ budget reflects their priorities: it fast tracks lavish tax breaks for billionaires and big corporations, slashes health care for families, guts investments in America’s future, and forces working families to pay for it all.

“Minnesotans should understand exactly what this budget vote means: it will allow expedited action on the Trump-Ryan-McConnell tax plan, which gives the top 1 percent of wealthy Americans 80 percent of the benefits. By eliminating the state and local tax deduction that helps middle class Minnesotans, it actually raises taxes on working families in our state.

“Make no mistake: every Republican who voted for the budget today voted to raise taxes on working Minnesotans to fund a giveaway to the wealthiest Americans.”