Statement from Mayor Stephanie A. Miner on Passage of the House Tax Bill

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner issued the following statement today in response to the House of Representatives passage of tax reform legislation.

“Today’s vote by the House demonstrates that Republican leadership has put vested, moneyed interests ahead of people in cities like Syracuse. This legislation is riddled with bad public policy that leaves working families behind, including eliminating the state and local tax deduction; eliminating the deduction for teachers who purchase school supplies; eliminating the historic tax credits which have led to the redevelopment of many downtown Syracuse buildings; and eliminates deduction for interest rates on student loans, vital to the economy of cities like Syracuse where our major economic drivers are educational institutions.

“I am especially disappointed in the members of the New York delegation who put their party before their state today, including Reps. Katko, Tenney, Reed, and Collins. Washington Republicans have made a serious mistake today putting billionaires before the people of their districts and voters will remember this next November.”