WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following passage in the U.S. House of Representatives today of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:
“Since I first began running for Congress, I’ve advocated for comprehensive tax reform to ensure working families in Central New York can take home more of what they earn and to level the playing field so our local businesses can compete on the world stage. Today, I cast my vote in favor of a bill to start the process of making those promises a reality.
“The tax reform legislation before the House today, while not perfect, is a good start. I’ve carefully reviewed this bill and consulted with local families, small business owners, and individuals throughout our community. Their message was clear: our tax code is too complex and it places an unfair burden on working families. Congress must act to change the status quo. Presented today with a bill that provides tax cuts for the vast majority of working families in my district and which will allow our local businesses the opportunity to invest in our workforce, I chose to vote yes.
“This process is far from over. As the Senate develops and votes on its own bill and both houses work to send a final measure to the President’s desk, I will continue to put Central New York’s interests first.”
Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District of New York, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and the western portion of Oswego County. For more information visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.