Please call your two U.S. senators and your U.S. representative and ask them to support the final tax bill. We have included talking points below to help guide that conversation. You can reach each office on the Hill by calling the Capitol switchboard operators at 202.224.3121.
We would like to use this opportunity to weigh in on the “must-haves” in the final version. We want the final version to retain the Senate’s individual mandate repeal, and we want to see the following:
- The top rate lowered to 38.4 percent
- The $10,000 property tax deduction retained
- 20 percent corporate tax rate (and for that reduction to begin on January 1, 2018)
- Immediate full expensing
- Reductions for sub-chapter S pass-through entities
- Repeal the Obamacare individual mandate
Also, we would like your help in supporting Congressman Mark Meadows and the entire House Freedom Caucus as they push to have the spending debate in January — not in the days right before Christmas.
Over the weekend, House Republicans introduced a short-term funding bill to prevent a government shutdown. The only problem is that the measure would expire on December 22nd, just a few days before Christmas.
Why is this important? We know that the temptation will be great during the 72 hours leading up to Christmas, as members of Congress want to get home. They will be more willing to make spending concessions and allow major victories for Democrats. We need to voice our opinion and let Congress know that we want the short-term “stop-gap” measure to last until the first week of January so we can avoid a spending frenzy the days right before Christmas when Americans are not paying attention.
Thank you for all of your tremendous work helping us get to this point in the tax reform fight!