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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Trump-GOP Tax Scam's Attack on Affordable Housing

November 21, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on House and Senate Republicans' tax bills and their serious detrimental effects on affordable housing for Minnesotans and Americans:

“Minnesotans and Americans have an urgent need for more affordable housing, yet President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans seem intent on taking us in the wrong direction with their tax legislation. When it comes to housing, the House-passed tax bill renders much of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit useless and repeals the Historic Tax Credit entirely. It threatens affordable housing for thousands of Minnesotans and it means that more families find it harder to make ends meet.

“The legislative process is not over, and we must keep working to defeat this bill. Last Thursday, Democrats were joined by 13 Republicans in voting against the Trump-GOP tax scam. While it wasn’t enough, if Minnesotans and Americans keep standing up and speaking out, we can stop this bill and protect affordable housing for our children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.”