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McCollum Statement on House Passage of Trump-GOP Tax Scam

November 16, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the House passed Republicans’ tax bill, which raises taxes on middle class Minnesotans while giving new tax breaks to big corporations and billionaires:

“Just as they did with their cruel Trumpcare health care bill, House Republicans have shown their true colors by passing a tax bill that raises taxes on middle class Minnesotans while giving tax cuts to big corporations and billionaires.

“The Trump-GOP tax scam singles out Minnesotans for higher taxes by ending the state and local tax deduction, punishes people with high medical bills by eliminating the medical expense deduction, and even makes it harder for students and families to pay for college. This bill will explode the federal debt, guaranteeing that Republicans will move forward with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and eventually Social Security.

“This fight for the middle class is far from over, and Minnesotans and Americans must keep standing up and speaking out to defeat the Trump-GOP tax scam as it proceeds through the legislative process. In the long run, I have no doubt that Minnesotans and Americans will hold the legislators who voted for this scam accountable in 2018.”