The House and Senate met today to discuss the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and work on a final bill to send to the President’s desk. During these discussions, my priorities are to protect the tax exempt status of graduate student tuition waivers and Private Activity Bonds used to fund the construction of low-income housing. I will also be fighting for important
I suspect over the next few days we will continue to hear the scare tactics, the hysteric rhetoric from the defenders of the status quo. We’ve been hearing outlandish statements like “tax reform is armageddon,” “bad for women,” and “people will die.” It’s really getting ridiculous, and it’s misleading the American people who will be
Such a great story right here in Spokane. My bill, the ABLE to Work Act, makes it easier for those with disabilities to work and save without jeopardizing their benefits. That’s why I am working to make sure it’s included in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
Not only does our plan expand ABLE accounts for people with disabilities to explore the workforce, it will also open up opportunities for more people--no matter their background--to start their own businesses and invest in their communities.
In Eastern Washington, more than 75% of taxpayers use the standard deduction when filing taxes. Our plan doubles that deduction, and that doesn’t even factor in the reduction of overall tax rates, the increase of the Child Tax Credit, the new Family Flexibility Tax Credit, or the lowering of small business tax rates. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is good
“Women — and all Americans — deserve a tax code that empowers them to pursue their own unique version of the American Dream. We’re proud of our work, and we know that it will unleash our economy and strengthen our families.”
What will the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act mean for the people of Eastern Washington? Our bill will increase the child tax credit, which means that the more than 47,000 people who use this credit in Eastern Washington will see an immediate benefit.
“I’m also excited about the ABLE to Work Act provision that would allow individuals with an ABLE account to explore the possibilities of the workforce so they can earn more without it jeopardizing their benefits.”
Sadly, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about our plan to deliver more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks to families. To set the record straight, I spoke with The Daily Caller about how I'm working to ensure our plan will help families - including those with children with disabilities.
Our plan includes language expanding opportunities
It’s sad that Governor Inslee is choosing politics over science when it comes to fish recovery efforts. After 20 years of litigation, we must get out of the courtroom and continue investments into habitat restoration and fish recovery. That’s what my bipartisan bill ensures. Efforts in opposition will set us back years and further hurt efforts to
There are more than 38,000 people in Eastern Washington who pay small business income taxes. These businesses provide our communities with important services and make us proud to call Eastern Washington home. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act will ease the burden on people operating small businesses by lowering the tax rate to 25 percent, the lowest small business
This is great news for Eastern Washington. The State Department has announced that they will begin renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty! I have sent multiple letters to the department and spoken directly with the Secretary of State and the Ambassador of Canada in the last two years to urge them to move forward on modernizing this important treaty.
I’m very excited that we’re moving forward on tax reform. We’re ironing out the differences between the House and the Senate. There are some important provisions for those with disabilities. Learn more about them here: