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McCollum Statement on Final Passage of Trump-GOP Tax Scam

December 19, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the final version of the Trump-GOP tax scam:

“Today House Republicans voted to raise taxes on middle class Minnesotans to pay for a deficit-exploding giveaway to big corporations and billionaires. With its rollback of the state and local tax deduction and its dismantling of key parts of the Affordable Care Act, this bill is especially harmful to Minnesota. 

“The Trump-GOP tax bill was written in secret and loaded up with special interest provisions, including a kickback to wealthy real estate investors like President Donald Trump and a Big Oil-backed plan to turn parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into an industrial oil field. The trillions of dollars in giveaways to the wealthy and well-connected in this bill will explode annual deficits and trigger cuts to vital programs like Medicare, Medicaid, nutrition assistance, veterans’ benefits, and even Social Security.

“In my 17 years in the U.S. House, I have seen few pieces of legislation as devastating as this tax scam. In the year ahead, I look forward to joining millions of Minnesotans and Americans holding the Republicans who voted for this bill accountable.”