Taxes

We are a party with diverse opinions. At a recent Austin conference of the Texas Taxpayer and Research Association (TTARA), Senator Paul Bettencourt continued to champion fiscal conservative standards against bigger-...
In the last several weeks, both the House and Senate passed individual tax reform bills. Last week, a joint House and Senate conference committee worked tirelessly to bridge the differences between the two bills to create a...
After more than three decades waiting for comprehensive tax reform, Congress is poised to accomplish a rare feat in Washington: pass meaningful legislation that provides a real boost for American families and businesses....
Yesterday I delivered the following opening statement at a meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
On the Senate floor, I discussed the importance of tax reform to helping middle class families keep more of their hard earned money. 
The U.S. Senate took a major step forward for tax reform and the American people early Saturday morning. For the first time in 31 years, the House and the Senate have each passed legislation that will deliver real tax relief...
The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today.
In a low turnout election, a small percentage of voters voted for all of the $1.495 billion City of Houston bond issues.TCR has been quite clear about the fiscal irresponsibility of these bonds and the negative impact it...
The U.S. House of Representatives – the People’s House – took action last week on the most transformational tax overhaul in a generation. This legislation brings us one step closer to delivering bold, pro-growth, pro-family...
Last Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee introduced our proposal that would enable more Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and send less of their money to Uncle Sam here in Washington, D.C.
Congressmen Rodney Davis (IL-13) and I recently won our fight to preserve education tax benefits in the final tax reform bill. Both the graduate tuition waiver (Section 117(d)) and employer tuition assistance benefits (...
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the Democrats’ refusal to help pass the first real tax reform in more than three decades despite their support of key provisions in the proposal. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
Recently I delivered the following opening statement at the conference committee hearing on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation will deliver a tax cut to middle-class families, raise wages, grow the economy,...
Recently at a press conference, I discussed the importance of passing tax reform to round out a successful year for the Senate. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here. 
On the Senate floor, I praised Republicans for pushing past Democrats’ hypocritical attempts to stall efforts to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found...
Yesterday, I  filed an amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill that seeks to expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school tuition for public, private, and religious schools, including K-...
Today at a press conference, I discussed what tax reform legislation means for the American economy and the importance of passing the Senate’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the pro-growth tax reform package:
Today I voted in support of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-205.
Recently on the Senate floor, I urged my Democrat colleagues in the Senate to join the Republican effort to overhaul our outdated tax code and continue their support for tax reform principals they have endorsed in the past...

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