Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on House Republican Tax Plan

November 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the House Republican tax plan released today:

“Slashing the state and local tax deduction is a nonstarter. I support efforts to make the tax code fairer and to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans, but this proposal would have the opposite effect for many of my constituents. I hope Republicans invite Democrats into the tax reform process and begin working with us on reforms that will grow the economy, create jobs, and improve the financial security of New Yorkers. This bill falls far short of these goals and of the Republicans’ own promise to help working families.”