Congressman Tony Gonzales, Texas Farm Bureau Hold Roundtable on Tax Increases

On Friday I held a roundtable with Texas Farm Bureau (TFB), local farmers and ranchers, and small business owners to discuss how tax increases will devastate Texas farms and ranches, small businesses, and local economies.

View more photos from the event here.


The impact of our local farms, ranches and small businesses on our country cannot be replaced. Any type of tax increase threatens the livelihoods of rural Texans. For many folks, a tax increase isn’t just the difference between a few less dollars in their pockets every month; it’s the difference between keeping their family farm or being forced to sell it.

“It is incredibly important for the agricultural and business communities to highlight the devastating effects of tax increases,” said Warren Cude, Texas Farm Bureau State Director and rancher from Fort Stockton. “If negative tax proposals are enacted, many hardworking farm and ranch families, and consumers, will suffer the consequences. It was great to have an open discussion today on what is at risk and how tax increases will hurt the economy. Texas Farm Bureau thanks Congressman Gonzales for visiting with us on this critically important topic.”


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