Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Republican Tax Plan

September 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the Republican tax plan released today:

“I support efforts to make the tax code fairer and to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans. Unfortunately, the Republican plan does not put middle class and working Americans first and would irresponsibly, dramatically increase the deficit. Elimination of the state and local tax deduction would effectively take hard-earned money out of the pockets of New Yorkers and residents of other high-tax states. This would be a disaster for Hudson Valley taxpayers, whose taxes could increase by thousands of dollars were this deduction eliminated. Middle class and working New Yorkers need tax relief, not more tax bills.”