|Securing real tax reform is within reach in 2017, but Congress must take the first step this summer.
With majorities in Congress committed to pro-growth tax reform and a President who has clearly outlined principles to make our tax code more competitive, now is the time to act.
But just talking about tax reform won’t get it passed into law. Just talking about tax reform won’t lower our rates, won’t make American businesses more competitive, and won’t simplify our tax code.
That’s why I wanted to highlight the next step Congress must take to get us to tax reform:
Pass the 2018 Budget Resolution this summer.
This simple act unlocks the path. By passing a budget resolution with reconciliation instructions for pro-growth tax reform, the Senate only needs a simple majority to pass fundamental tax reform later this year.
That’s why we here at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are urging Congressional leadership to act swiftly and pass this budget. We’re proud to be joined by the major voices for America’s job creators including the National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business, and the Business Roundtable.
Congress isn’t going to take up and pass tax reform until they hear that it is the priority of you, the American taxpayer. Don’t let those efforts stall out this summer.
PS: 2017 is the year for tax reform, and passing a budget is the first step. Tell Congress to act.