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West Virginia senator’s thoughts on tax plan

The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin:

“My test for a good tax reform proposal is simple: does it enable working West Virginians to keep more of their hard-earned money; does it help West Virginia businesses create jobs; and does it do these things without exploding our debt. The tax reform proposal unveiled today does not pass this test and does not reflect the goals President Trump and I have discussed over the last several months.

“It puts investors ahead of workers, raises rates on the small businesses who create most of our jobs, and dramatically increases our national debt. Nonetheless, I believe tax reform is something we must do, so in the coming days, I will do what West Virginians do best – bring people together and find common ground so that we can get something done. I am hopeful that my Republican colleagues will listen to my feedback and work with me to improve this package.”

Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito.
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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito:

“The House proposal marks an important step to deliver the comprehensive pro-growth tax reform that our country needs. Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady have done a remarkable job crafting the proposal, and I know they will continue to be effective leaders as it advances in the House.

In the Senate, we are hard at work on our own tax reform proposal that will put more money in the pockets of hardworking men and women and give our small businesses the resources they need to expand. Working with the administration, we will continue to make progress on this critical effort to provide tax relief and prosperity for West Virginians and millions of others across the country.”

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