Fighting for American Jobs Against Democrats’ Job-Killing Tax Hikes

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Ways and Means Republicans messaging documents on President Biden’s $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending spree:


In the years following Republican tax reform, workers and American families got higher wages, more jobs, historically low unemployment (with an expanded labor force), and an end to losing jobs overseas. Democrats want to reverse those gains, making the worst economic blunder of our lifetimes. Here’s what you need to know:

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Independent Organizations Agree: Democrats’ Plan Will Harm American Workers and Families

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9/27: BRADY: We’re Facing an Economic Crisis of the Democrats’ Own Making

Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), appearing on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, discussed Democrats using a debt ceiling crisis to pass their job-killing tax hikes. Rep. Brady also warned against Democrats’ plot to give wealthy Americans a tax break while increasing IRS surveillance of working Americans’  bank accounts.

9/24: WSJ: Dems’ Welfare Expansion: “Steep Taxes on Middle Earners” and “Slam the Poor”

Democrats’ largest expansion of the welfare state in history is paid for with tax hikes on the middle class and Main Street businesses.

9/23: Op-Ed: Damage to Small Businesses from Dems’ Tax Hikes Will Be Severe and Long-Lasting

Democrats’ $3.5 trillion expansion of government and tax hikes will devastate small businesses as they struggle to come out of a pandemic and government-mandated shutdowns. Brad Close, President of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) lays out the details.

9/21: WaPo: Dems’ SALT Tax Break for the Wealthy is “Unseemly”

As Democrats push crippling tax hikes on Main Street businesses and Middle-Class families, they are fighting for a tax shelter for wealthy Americans. “It would be unseemly to argue that we lucky few deserve a special tax break for making a lot of money and spending it on things we value. Sadly, that clearly won’t stop Democrats from trying,” Megan McArdle observes in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

9/20: BRADY: Dems’ Tax Hikes Kill Jobs, Drive Prices Higher, and Hook Americans on Government Dependency

After Democrats rammed through their $3.5 trillion tax hikes on the Middle Class and Main Street businesses, top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Fox News this weekend to warn against Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax hikes and economic surrender, which will kill jobs, worsen Bidenflation, and hook a new generation of Americans into government dependency. welfare with endless government checks.

9/17: BRADY: Dems’ Dangerous Expansion of the Welfare State Will Kill Jobs, Drive Up Bidenflation

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Fox News and CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss Democrats are not finished . He also warned against Democrats’ handouts to the wealthy and their push for a more invasive, supercharged IRS.

9/15: Day Four Wrap-Up: Democrats Defend Economic Surrender

On the fourth and final day of the Ways and Means Committee’s work on their $3.5 trillion tax hikes and spending package, Democrats defended crushing America’s innovation economy, tax increases that will send jobs and businesses fleeing overseas, President Biden’s economic surrender to China, and relegating too many Americans to poverty by making the largest expansion of the welfare state in most of our lifetimes.

9/15: BRADY: In the Face of Democrats’ Tax Hikes and Washington Mandates, America’s Small Businesses are Petrified with Fear

Following four days in the Ways and Means Committee defending record growth for American families and small businesses under the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs (2017) and fighting against Democrats’ job crippling tax hikes and spending, Republican leader Rep. Brady delivered the following closing statement.

Rep. Brady said,

We believe that our government is wasting so much to kill so many American jobs. We will drive prices even higher and hook a whole new generation of the poor on government dependency.

“This is, in our view, an economic surrender, to countries that don’t deserve it – China, Russia, Europe, and Japan, who are cheering this. This will fuel inflation even further and, in our view and estimation, raise taxes on the middle class and small business, and breaks President Biden’s pledge to not tax Americans making less than 400,000.”

9/15: BRADY: Build Back in America, Not China

Rep. Brady rips Dems’ handouts to wealthy and special interests paid for by working families and small businesses.

9/14: Day Three Wrap-Up: Dems Defend Killing Cures, Handouts for Wealthy & Corporations

On the third day of Ways and Means Committee work on their $3 trillion tax hikes and spending package, Democrats defended handouts for the wealthy and special interests while refusing to invest in health research or protecting life-saving cures.

9/14: Brady: With Dems’ Tax Hikes, Foreign Competitors Will Clean Our Clock

Rep. Brady warns against Dems’ tax hikes that will land on Main Street businesses and working families.

9/14: REP. ADRIAN SMITH: Dems Unwind Benefits of TCJA to Pay for Washington Spending 

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), top Republican on the Ways and Means Select Revenue Measure Subcommittee, reiterated during the full committee hearing that while Republican Tax Reform delivered results for working families, Democrats want to unwind these benefits to pay for their welfare-without-work spending schemes on the backs of American workers and Main Street businesses.

9/14: BRADY: Never Has Our Government Wasted So Much to Kill So Many American Jobs

On Day Three of hearing, Rep. Brady warns against Dems’ crippling tax hikes and dangerous expansion of welfare state.

9/12: Bidenflation Continues to Burn Small Businesses

So-called “transitory” inflation reaches all time high at 8.3 percent.

9/10: Brady: Another day, another $314 billion spent expanding the welfare state in America

Democrats continue socialist march towards $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending spree in second hearing.

NUNES: Dems Abandoned Bipartisan Efforts on Greater Nursing Home Transparency

Shove partisan nursing home transparency provisions in $3.5 trillion monstrosity.

9/10: WALORSKI: Dems Punt on & Worsen Broken Forever Programs with $3.5 Trillion Welfare Expansion

Democrats’ $3.5 trillion massive expansion of the welfare state will devastate our jobs recovery and fail our most vulnerable families and children, top Republican of the Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) warned.

9/10: BRADY: Expanding TAA with No Trade Agenda Ignores Workers and Job Creation

Dems’ trade moratorium leads U.S. in an economic surrender to foreign competitors.

9/10: WRAP-UP: Dems Reject Republican Amendments in Day Two of $3.5 Trillion Tax Hike and Spending Package Hearing

On Day Two of Democrats rushing to pass their crippling $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending spree out of Committee, Ways and Means Republicans offered commonsense amendments to protect working families and small businesses from more Washington mandates and tax hikes.

9/10: NUNES: Today Dems give seniors $85 for glasses. Next week, they’ll take away your cure for ALS.

Despite fiscal instability in Medicare, Democrats are pushing to expand the health care seniors rely on, threatening retirees, patients, hardworking Americans, and Main Street businesses, top Republican on the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said.

9/10: BUCHANAN: Dems’ Trade Moratorium Means Fewer American Jobs, More Wasteful Spending

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) kicked off the second day of Democrats’ crippling $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending hearing noting that Democrats allowed job-creating trade programs to expire while shoveling billions of funding towards more costly, less effective programs.

9/9: WRAP-UP: Dems Reject Republican Amendments in First Day of $3.5 Trillion Tax Hike and Spending Package Hearing

Ways and Means Republicans offer amendments to protect working families, small businesses from more Washington mandates and tax hikes.

9/9: Brady: On Day One of Committee Votes, Democrats Ram Through Washington Mandates and Higher Taxes

After Democrats wrapped up the first day of votes on their $3.5 trillion tax hikes and spending spree, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement:

“Proclaiming ‘If this is socialist, count me in,’ Ways and Means Democrats began their rush to ram through trillions of dollars in new welfare spending and tax hikes with two new massive entitlement programs that include crushing Washington mandates on small businesses. On Day One alone, they approved $650 billion in government spending that will trigger higher prices and job-killing tax hikes, and included huge subsidies for the wealthy and big business.They also vigorously rejected bipartisan retirement reform, safeguards against fraud, and Republican amendments to end religious discrimination against parents seeking child care in faith-based facilities.”

9/9: BRADY: Democrats Cast Aside Bipartisan Retirement Bill for Washington Mandates and Tax Hikes

During the full Ways and Means Committee markup of Democrats’ crippling $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending package, top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) expressed his disappointment in Democrats’ decision to cast aside the bipartisan SECURE 2.0 for more Washington mandates and small business tax hikes.

9/9: WALORSKI: Dems Push Cradle-to-Grave Washington Control over Americans’ Lives, Work, & Family Decisions

Top Republican on the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) spoke out against Democrats’ crippling $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending package noting that Democrats’ dangerous expansion of the welfare state will give Washington more control over Americans’ family decisions.

9/9: Brady Blasts $3.5 Trillion Tax Hike & Spending Package in Hearing Opener

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) blasted Democrats’ crippling $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending package during the full committee markup:

“President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are ramming through trillions of wasteful spending and crippling tax hikes that will that will drive prices up even higher, kill millions of American jobs and drive them overseas, and usher in a new era of government dependency with the greatest expansion of the welfare state in our lifetimes.” 

9/8: BRADY: Dems Push Crippling Tax Hikes As Families & Main Street Struggle

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business and Yahoo Finance to discuss Democrats’ determination to ram through crippling tax hikes on working families and Main Street — even as President Biden’s latest jobs report showed little economic progress:

“We’re prepared. We know that this will include trillions of dollars in crippling tax hikes, it’ll drive U.S. jobs overseas, it’s going to slow growth, land on small businesses, middle class workers, and family owned farmers. And the spending is no less damaging. 


“This is the largest expansion of the welfare state in our lifetimes, paid for with crippling tax increases on Main Street businesses.”

9/7: Brady Warns Against Democrats’ Crippling Tax Hikes Ahead of Committee Vote This Week

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box today to discuss the fight Republicans will put up against Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package. This week, the committee will vote on the bill that will raise taxes on working families, hammer small businesses, and ship American jobs overseas.

Rep. Brady said:

“There are three big issues here: One, by raising business rates by a third, we’re creating an economic surrender to China, Russia, Europe, Canada, and others. 

“Secondly, a lot of these tax increases are going to land on small businesses. 

“And third, the President clearly breaks his pledge by taxing those below $400,000 [in yearly income].” 

8/31: Brady: Families, Small Biz Will Suffer Under Democrats’ Tax Hikes, Dangerous Expansion of Welfare State

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Fox Businesses’ “The Evening Edit” and Mario Bartiromo’s “Wall Street” to discuss the tax fight facing Congress – and how Democrats are set to raise crippling taxes that will devastate American workers, middle-class families, and small businesses.

8/26: Brady: Republicans are United in Fighting Democrats’ Job-Crippling Tax Hikes

Today, top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss how Democrats’ wasteful spending and job-crippling tax hikes will hurt American families and small businesses.

These are the biggest crippling tax hikes in our lifetime and we will lose millions of jobs here in Main Street America.”

8/13: Buchanan: Dems’ Tax Hikes Are a Direct Attack on Working Families and Small Business

Democrats’ tax hikes on working families and Main Street businesses will reverse the gains of Republican tax reform, warns Ways and Means Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL). In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, Rep. Buchanan wrote:

“Despite mounting evidence that his economic policies are not working – and his own top economists forecasting a dim future – President Biden and Congressional Democrats are hell-bent on dismantling Republican tax reform and imposing crippling new tax hikes on working families and small businesses across the country.”

8/11: Brady: President Biden’s Tax-and-Spend Plan Puts American Families and Businesses Last

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss how Democrats’ reckless, multi-trillion-dollar spending spree will land on American families and Main Street businesses in higher taxes, slashed wages, and jobs sent overseas.

8/6: Op-Ed: President Biden Global Minimum Tax Puts Foreign Companies Ahead of American Workers

In an op-ed for The Hill, former Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and member of Ways and Means Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) warns against President Biden’s global minimum tax that makes it better to be a foreign worker or company than an American worker or company.

8/4: Biden’s Crippling Tax Hikes on Middle Class and Main Street Will Reverse America’s Economic Strength After Tax Reform

President Biden’s crippling tax hikes on America’s middle class and Main Street will reverse the gains from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to key witnesses at a Ways and Means Republican Meeting hosted by Ways and Means Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Republican Leader Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE).

8/2: Brady Warns Partisan Democrat Tax Hikes Will Hit Middle Class, Small Businesses

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today joined David Asman on Fox Business to warn that Democrats voting for President Biden’s $5 trillion economic agenda,  will increase taxes on working families and small businesses, while making America less competitive.

7/30: Brady: Working Families Will Shoulder Burden of Biden’s Multi-Trillion Dollar Tax-and-Spend Agenda

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today joined Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC to warn against President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar expansion of the welfare state and crippling tax hikes on working families and small businesses.

7/27: Bidenflation Won’t Stop Democrats’ Runaway Spending

Democrats are in denial on how their runaway spending is shrinking the paychecks of America’s working families.

7/22: Brady: These Crippling Tax Hikes Are Losing Support in Congress

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning to discuss the fight against Democrats’ push for radical tax hikes and multi-trillion spending plan that will crush workers, small businesses, and America’s middle-class families.

7/12: Estes: Biden’s Tax-and-Spend Policies are Crushing America’s Recovery

In an op-ed for Fox News, Ways and Means Republican Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS) warned against President Biden’s tax-and-spend policies, which are holding back America’s job growth and crushing our recovery.

7/12: Ferguson: Biden’s Stealth Tax is Coming for American Families

Whether it’s at the gas station or the grocery store, American families are seeing prices skyrocket everywhere they go – and there’s no end in sight, warns Ways and Means Republican Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA).

7/12: President Biden’s Crippling Tax Hikes at Home and Surrender Abroad Make America Less Competitive

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business to discuss how President Biden is cooling off our jobs recovery and surrendering our tax base to foreign competitors.

7/7: Hern: The Burden of Biden’s Tax Hikes Will Fall on Workers and Families

In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, Ways and Means Republican Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) warns against President Biden’s tax hikes that will devastate America’s working families, Main Street businesses, and blue-collar workers.

7/1: Biden is Breaking His Jobs and Tax Promises

After President Biden fell nearly 700K short of his jobs promises for the second quarter, top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today appeared on Bloomberg TV, Fox News, and the Ben Shapiro Show to discuss Democrats’ sabotage of our economic recovery.

4/30: Brady Separating Fact from Fiction: Tax Reform Worked; These Tax Hikes Will Land on American Families

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined FOX Business’s ‘The Evening Edit’ yesterday to fact check President Biden’s joint address.

“Almost every point he made about tax increases and our tax reform was false.”, said Rep. Brady.

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4/29: Job-Killing Tax Hikes Will Land on American Workers, Families, and Small Businesses

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) appeared on PBS News HourBloomberg’s ‘Balance of Power’, and  C-SPAN on Thursday, where he warned against Democrats’ ‘Crush American Families Plan,’ which will hike taxes on American families, slash workers’ wages, and send U.S. jobs overseas.

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4/29: Booming Economic Recovery Will Become a Biden-Bust

The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2021.

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4/29: Booming Economic Recovery Will Become a Biden-Bust

Washington, D.C. — The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2021.

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4/28: Tax Hikes Will Crush American Families, Sabotage Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON – After President Biden announced even more tax hikes on the American people during his first joint address to Congress, Top Republican Leader for the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement.

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4/28: Dems’ Socialist Agenda Costs More than $46,000 Per American Household

The Democrats’ radical, socialist agenda comes at a price, and it ain’t pretty.

According to National Review, the first 100 days of the Biden Administration include new spending proposals reaching unprecedented levels: $5.95 trillion.

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4/28: Democrat Tax-and-Spend Party Leaves Americans with the Hangover

“Washington looking less like a pandemic fighter and more like college kids on extended spring break. Party now, hangover tomorrow,” Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) said on Fox Business. Rep. Brady described Democrats’ $2 trillion tax hikes and runaway spending this way: “The party is on.”

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4/28: Democrats’ Tax Hikes on American Families Undo Bipartisan COVID Tax Relief

At the height of the pandemic, Democrats and Republicans worked together on a bipartisan basis to slash taxes for middle-class families in the form of direct payments and tax credits.

But Democrats are going back to their roots, as the liberal-leaning Tax Policy Center put it: “Democrats are not supposed to cut taxes, Democrats are supposed to raise taxes.”

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4/28: Working Families Need Good Jobs and Rising Paychecks, Not Government Checks and Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON – Democrats’ top-down socialist agenda for families would lead to lower paychecks, fewer jobs, and greater hardships for Americans. Ways and Means Committee Republican leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement about President Biden’s “Crush American Families Plan”:

Good jobs and rising paychecks help working families far more than government checks and higher taxes. Republicans are eager to work with Democrats to improve the lives of working families, but we know that trillions of dollars spent in more entitlement programs rife with Washington mandates and fraud will result in permanently smaller paychecks for workers.” 

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4/28: Democrats’ Tax Hikes on American Families Undo Bipartisan COVID Tax Relief

At the height of the pandemic, Democrats and Republicans worked together on a bipartisan basis to slash taxes for middle-class families in the form of direct payments and tax credits.

But Democrats are going back to their roots, as the liberal-leaning Tax Policy Center put it: “Democrats are not supposed to cut taxes, Democrats are supposed to raise taxes.”

And raise them, they will: every American will shoulder the burden of Democrats’ recovery-stifling and job-killing tax hike.

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4/26: You Don’t Rebuild a Healthy Economy by Punishing Those Who Invest

You don’t rebuild a heathy economy by punishing those who invest in that local and U.S. economy,” warned Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) in a conversation with Maria Bartiromo about President Biden’s capital gains tax hike. “American workers are the net loser in President Biden’s capital gains proposal.

On Fox Business, Rep. Brady said, “In some states, capital gains will be above 50 percent, so in effect the government has a greater claim over your investments than you do. That is exactly the definition of socialism.”

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4/26: Senator Schumer’s New Litmus Test Means He Opposes Biden Infrastructure Plan

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently told reporters: “Any infrastructure proposal has to be green and cannot be paid for on the backs of working people.” Exactly what we’ve been saying.

President Biden’s plan will destroy jobs, slash wages, raise consumer prices, and ship jobs overseas. He even said he would be willing to do that.

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4/23: Another Economic Blunder: Capital Gains Tax Hike Harms Workers’ Retirement Plans, Investment

As news broke that Democrats are looking to nearly double the capital gains tax, the stock market was sent into a nosedive.

“Raising the capital gains rate is another economic blunder by the Biden Administration,” warned Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX). “This will punish Americans for investing in local businesses or in the U.S. economy.”

Republican tax reform raised wages for blue-collar workers, brought back jobs from overseas, and empowered millions of Americans with economic freedom.

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4/22: Democrats’ Job-Killing Tax Hikes Eliminate Jobs, Cut Paychecks, And Send American Businesses Overseas

Republican tax reform in 2017 created the strongest American economy in decades, with record-low unemployment and significantly higher paychecks. Democrats’ job-killing tax hikes will forfeit those gains, returning to the Obama-Biden economy that sent U.S. jobs and businesses overseas. For a PDF of this, click here.

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4/22: Democrats’ Repeal of SALT Cap Would Widen Income Inequality

Repealing the cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions, which some Democrats are fighting to include in their partisan spending package, would widen income inequality, according to experts.

Earlier this week, Dorothy Brown, law professor at Emory University, testified before the Senate Finance Committee that repealing the $10,000 cap on SALT deductions would benefit wealthy households the most.

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4/22: LETTER: Ways and Means Republicans Advocate Leveraging U.S. Trade Policy & Ingenuity to Create Jobs, Reduce Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON – Today on Earth Day, Republican Ways and Means Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) led Ways and Means Republicans in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Tai urging the United States to resume negotiations to complete an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA).

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4/22: It’s Time to Start Over on Infrastructure Reform

Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) today called on President Biden to start over on infrastructure reform on MSNBC’s ‘Stephanie Ruhle Reports,’ citing how Biden’s tax hikes will slash blue-collar wages, raise prices for consumers, and ship American jobs overseas.

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4/21: Brady on Fox Business: We Shouldn’t Fund Infrastructure on the Backs of American Workers

“We shouldn’t fund infrastructure on the backs of American workers, and that’s exactly who it hits the hardest,” said Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) when asked about Biden’s $2.7 trillion tax hikes.

In a conversation with Larry Kudlow, Rep. Brady said, “When we lowered America’s business tax rates to 21 percent, we saw wages jump up significantly, more jobs, more hiring, better benefits, and we saw the low income and middle class lifted up as they haven’t in decades.”

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4/21: Op-Ed: Tax Hikes Will Stifle the Recovery

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), member of the Senate Finance Committee, outlined how Biden’s $2.7 trillion tax hikes will slash paychecks, raise prices, and kill American jobs.

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4/21: NEWSFLASH: Democrats’ So-Called ‘Compromise’ Still Sends American Jobs Overseas

Intent on wasting American taxpayer money on spending that barely even touches infrastructure, Democrats want hardworking Americans to pay the price–with tax hikes that will slash paychecks, raise prices, and kill jobs.

According to Axios, Democrats have offered what only they could call a “compromise” – tax hikes that would still push Americans’ jobs overseas, and threaten their wages.

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4/20: NEWSFLASH: Democrats’ So-Called ‘Compromise’ Still Sends American Jobs Overseas

Intent on wasting American taxpayer money on spending that barely even touches infrastructure, Democrats want hardworking Americans to pay the price–with tax hikes that will slash paychecks, raise prices, and kill jobs.

According to Axios, Democrats have offered what only they could call a “compromise” – tax hikes that would still push Americans’ jobs overseas, and threaten their wages.

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4/20: Walorski on Newsmax: Let’s Get Americans Back to Work

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today joined Newsmax to discuss how enhanced unemployment benefits are making it difficult for businesses to hire workers and how legislation she introduced with Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady would get Americans back into the workforce by turning the extra payments into return-to-work bonuses.

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4/19: Main Street America: Expanded UI Benefits Are Crushing Our Hiring Efforts

Main Street businesses are having trouble reopening because unemployment insurance benefits have discouraged Americans from returning to work, according to a new NBC Nightly News report.

Yet Democrats are continuing their “War on Work” by refusing to curb these benefits, which have also lost more money to fraud than the entire budget of the Department of Homeland Security. (Democrats have refused requests for a hearing.)

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4/19: Reminder: Dems’ Green New Deal Tax Hikes Will Cost American Families Up to $65,000 Per Year

Unfortunately for millions of working families and blue-collar workers, President Biden’s “infrastructure plan” is better understood as $2.3 trillion in new tax hikes and the Green New Deal masquerading as an infrastructure plan.

This isn’t the first time Biden has attempted to push the radical Green New Deal through unrelated Congressional spending.

That’s because amid a devastating pandemic, Biden and the Democrats are determined to transform the blue-collar jobs economy created by Republican tax reform into an economy that slashes blue-collar paychecks and sends their jobs overseas.

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4/16: Biden’s Only Hope: Striking a Deal With the Axis of Taxes

While the Biden Administration seeks to strike a deal with the Axis of Taxes to hide the fact that American families and small businesses will shoulder the burden of their tax hikes, European leaders are pumping the brakes on raising their rates.

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4/16: Brady Calls Biden Tax Hikes an “Economic Blunder”

“Our tax reform worked spectacularly for families, for lifting millions out of poverty, and for bringing jobs back overseas. I think this is the biggest economic blunder in our lifetime to raise these taxes on our job-creators,” warned Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) in a conversation with Stuart Varney on Varney & Co.

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4/16: Republican Leaders Press Biden Administration for Answers on How Ongoing Border Crisis is Impacting American Foster Children

WASHINGTON, DC – Republican Ways and Means leaders wrote to request that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General investigate the extent to which children in the U.S. foster care system are being impacted by the need for placements for unaccompanied children.

With over 18,800 migrant children crossing the southern border in March of this year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) response to the recent surge in migrant children crossing the border calls into question contracting practices that result in unaccompanied children being transferred to facilities and homes currently being used as foster care placements.

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4/15: Brady on Fox: Democrats’ Fight for Wealthy Tax Cuts is ‘Incredibly Tone Deaf’

“Here we are struggling to come out of a pandemic. Millions of people are unemployed. A lot of businesses are fighting to stay alive and here these Democrats are insisting on massive tax breaks for the wealthy,” said Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) on Fox News. “How incredibly tone deaf.”

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4/14: Americans React to Biden’s $2 Trillion Tax Hikes: “Stop spending so much in such a stupid manner”

We’re beginning to see inflation emerge as President Biden continues to spend billions of taxpayer dollars and roll out burdensome federal regulations.

As a result, the American people are feeling the pinch at the pump, with gas prices soaring. But that’s not all – it’s getting more and more difficult for hardworking men and women to provide for their families.

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4/14: Republicans to Biden: Promote & Protect Trade Policies That Support American Jobs, Medical Innovation, and Successful Distribution of Vaccines Worldwide

WASHINGTON, DC – As the world races to develop and distribute new vaccines and treatments against COVID-19, some members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are attempting to undermine intellectual property (IP) policies that are vital to swift medical innovation, successful distribution of COVID-19 medical treatments and vaccines worldwide, and a robust American workforce.

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4/12: New York Post: With Economy on the Mend, America Doesn’t Need Biden’s Irresponsible $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The economy is on the mend, but the Biden Administration doesn’t want you to know that, according to an editorial by the New York Post.

The newspaper’s editorial board writes that the Biden Administration and top Democrats are ignoring March’s explosive jobs report, because doing so would get in the way of their $2 trillion tax hikes masking as responsible infrastructure reform.

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4/12: LETTER: Biden Must Stop Wasting Americans’ Tax Dollars in Fraud & Improper Payments

WASHINGTON – At the very moment Democrats are pushing to raise job-killing taxes and make the expanded refundable Child Tax Credit permanent, billions of taxpayer dollars are already being lost in improper payments in a similar program, write Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Republican Leader Mike Kelly (R-PA) in letters to top Biden Administration officials. Warning of the Child Tax Credit program’s susceptibility to rampant fraud and impropriety, they urge greater protection for hardworking Americans from wasteful spending.

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4/11: Brady on Fox Business: Biden’s Tax Hikes Are Dangerous to Blue-Collar Workers

This week, House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) appeared on Fox Business’s “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street” to warn against President Biden’s $2 trillion job-killing tax hikes. Watch the full interview here. Excerpts are below.

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4/9: Businesses to Biden: Tax Hikes Will Destroy Good-Paying Jobs

While top Biden officials have kept fact checkers busy this week with misleading claims about their ‘infrastructure bill’ (see here and here), one new study shows Biden’s tax hikes could destroy 1 million jobs in the first two years.

One company even warned that Biden’s higher tax bill would threaten $5 billion in annual spending on capital and R&D.

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4/8: Amid OECD Negotiations, Ways and Means Republicans Urge Secretary Yellen to Protect Workers & Their Jobs

WASHINGTON – Today, amid ongoing OECD negotiations, top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX), alongside 16 Republican committee members called on Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen to take “a strong position in favor of the U.S. tax base, workforce, and business community.”

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4/8: ICYMI: Biden Tax Hike Could Lead to Billions in Cuts for American R&D

President Biden’s tax hikes not only push Americans’ jobs overseas but jeopardize American R&D—the very thing he claims needs more investment, despite rejecting Republican proposals to do just that.

President Biden has said: “You know, decades ago, the United States government used to spend 2 percent of its GDP — its gross domestic product — on research and development. Today, we spend less than 1 percent.  I think it’s seven-tenths of 1 percent.”

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4/7: Biden’s Axis of Taxes Gives Russia & China a Vote on Survival of Americans’ Jobs

A new effort by President Biden to collaborate with leaders of Russia, China, and other governments will result in American workers and businesses paying higher taxes to finance wasteful spending in the U.S. and across the world, according to recent remarks by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. The Biden Administration is actively seeking cover behind a multi-country tax agreement to hide the fact that their massive tax hikes will be shouldered by American workers and small businesses.

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4/6: Brady: Biden Tax Hikes Send U.S. Jobs Overseas, Negating Infrastructure Gains

President Biden’s tax hikes threaten to push Americans’ jobs overseas, and would negate any possible long-term economic benefit of infrastructure spending. They also reverse Americans’ historic gains in jobs, wages, and growth, achieved thanks to Republican tax reform. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday to explain how increasing taxes puts the burden on Americans at exactly the wrong time.

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4/6: ICYMI: President Biden’s ‘Centrism’ Is a Tax-Hike Extravaganza

President Biden’s tax increases would make America less competitive and cost American jobs. Writing in RealClearMarkets, National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s Andrew Wilford offers details.

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4/1: President Biden’s Job-Killing Tax Plan Threatens Your Job and America’s Economic Strength

President Biden is pushing ahead with his job-killing tax plan that endangers Americans’ livelihoods and undermines America’s economic strength.

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3/31: Biden Proposes $2 Trillion Tax Hikes for Workers, U.S. Employers

President Biden plans to unveil a series of job-killing tax hikes as a part of his next spending plan with even more tax increases on the table. Here are some details on these policies.

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3/29: Brady, Comer Introduce “State Tax Freedom” Act Curbing Pelosi Path to Higher State Taxes

WASHINGTON—Insisting that Washington shouldn’t veto state tax cuts, Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Republican Leader James Comer (R-KY) offered a new bill, the “State Tax Freedom Act,” during the pro forma session on Friday afternoon. The bill (HR 2189) pushes back against an unconstitutional provision inserted into the American Rescue Plan that restricts states’ ability to manage their own finances.

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3/26: Top Biden Official: Raising Taxes for Middle-Class Drivers “Looks Promising”

Key Takeaways:

  • Biden Transportation Chief Says Tax that Hits the Middle Class “Looks Promising”: During an exchange with CNBC’s Kayla Tausche, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said there was a lot of promise in raising taxes on drivers–which would fall on lower and middle-income Americans, as well as manufacturing.
  • Biden’s Spending Plans Require Taxing More Than Just the Rich: President Biden’s pledge not to raise taxes on any individual making less than $400,000 a year won’t be able to fund his partisan spending spree.
  • Biden’s Tax Pledge Is Already Full of Holes: White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki raised concerns about whether that pledge will be upheld when she seemed to change the terms of the pledge by suggesting the pledge was about “families” earning less than $400,000, not individuals–meaning a family where two income earners are nearing retirement and at the peak of their earnings.

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3/31: Biden Proposes $2 Trillion Tax Hikes for Workers, U.S. Employers

President Biden plans to unveil a series of job-killing tax hikes as a part of his next spending plan with even more tax increases on the table. Here are some details on these policies.

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3/26: Brady: No President Has Ever Raised Businesses Taxes to Recover From an Economic Crisis

Asked about President Biden’s crusade to raise taxes on American corporations, Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) replied, “This is insane. No president has ever raised business taxes to recover from an economic crisis.”

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3/25: Debunking Biden’s Misleading Tax Claims—Yes, Republican Tax Reform Helped All Americans

In his first press conference since inauguration, President Biden promoted policies that would make America less competitive, while downplaying how the GOP-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act fostered American economic growth with higher wages, more jobs, and greater innovation.

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3/25: Every American Will Shoulder Burden of President Biden’s Recovery-Killing Tax Grab

Appearing during a Ways and Means Republican meeting on President Biden’s Recovery-Killing Tax Grab, American Action Forum’s Douglas Holtz-Eakin provided a breakdown of President Biden’s harmful tax policies. Here are quick takeaways from his remarks, which you can watch here.

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3/24: Brady, Crapo Press Treasury for Clear Guidance on Democrats’ Ban on State Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON–Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has so far provided little information in response to 21 state Attorneys General, who raised concerns in a March 16 letter about a provision in recently enacted COVID-19 response legislation that could severely restrict states’ ability to provide tax relief to local workers, families, small businesses, and farms.

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3/24: Event Round-up: Biden’s Tax Increases Will Gravely Harm Workers, Families, and Main Street Businesses

Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) led a roundtable to discuss the disastrous tax policies being pursued by Democrats in their continued push for a partisan tax-and-spend agenda.

Rather than safely reopening the economy and restoring our pre-pandemic economic strength, Democrats’ economic policies will limit growth and raise costs for hard-working American families.

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3/23: Democrats Seek Reversal of GOP Tax Cuts that Brought Jobs, Businesses Back to U.S

new report from the Joint Committee on Taxation shows that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) succeeded in promoting business investments in plants and equipment, increased employment, and encouraged businesses to return to the U.S. These gains would be reversed by President Biden’s pledge to repeal TCJA and raise the corporate rate.

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3/23: Biden’s Tax Hike Plan Exposed for Hitting Families

President Biden has urged a full repeal of Republican tax reform, which would lead to a tax increase on most Americans. He has also offered that “Anybody making more than $400,000 will see a small to a significant tax increase. If you make less than $400,000, you won’t see one single penny in additional federal tax.” Americans for Tax Reform helpfully documented over 56 times in which he and now-Vice President Kamala Harris have made this pledge.

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3/23: Brady: GOP Rejects Dems’ Sham “Members’ Day” Hearing, Call For Real Work on Infrastructure

In a forceful opening statement, Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced that Republicans would not be participating in Democrats’ partisan “Members’ Day” hearing that allows for no meaningful dialogue between both parties on a crucial issue like infrastructure. Following his remarks, Rep. Brady logged off and kicked off a separate Republican roundtable on President Biden’s Recovery-Killing Tax Grab.

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3/18: Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Pelosi’s Path to Higher State Taxes

Ohio’s attorney general is suing the Biden administration over the new $1.9 trillion spending bill’s unconstitutional attack on states’ ability to set their own tax policies.

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3/17: Brady: IRS Tax Filing Extension is Beginning of Democrats’ Tax Hike Chaos

WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement on the IRS’s announcement that it will extend the tax filing deadline to May 17.

“Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill continues to cause chaos, to the point that delaying tax filings in order to accommodate the law’s provisions may be a wise decision. Yet this is where the problems begin, not where they stop, as the agency will be under enormous strain to implement far-ranging socialist policies, to which Democrats are now seeking to add trillions of dollars in new tax hikes.

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3/17: Republican Leaders: Washington Shouldn’t Veto State Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Republican leaders sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen highlighting the urgent need for guidance and requesting clarification from the Treasury Department on questions pertaining to the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The letter was led by top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Whip and top Republican of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Steve Scalise (R-LA), and top Republican on the Committee on Oversight and Reform James Comer (R-KY), and signed by all Republican members of their committees.

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3/12: ICYMI: Biden’s tax hike slows economic growth, cuts employment

Key Takeaways: 

  • New findings from the Tax Foundation show that increasing the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% would reduce GDP, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the country, by nearly 1% and eliminate 159,000 jobs. It would also reduce workers’ wages by 0.7%.
  • Hiking the tax rate paid by corporations to 28% would cause the federal-state combined tax rate to roughly 32%, the highest statutory tax rate in the 37-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development harming U.S. economic competitiveness and increasing the cost of investment in America.
  • Biden repeatedly pledged to roll back former President Donald Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which lowered the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, during his presidential campaign.

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3/12: Brady on CNBC: Democrats Will Hike Taxes Further Than $60 Billion Already Hidden in New Law

Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the economic harm looming from Democrats’ hidden tax increases in the recently enacted so-called “relief package,” only 9 percent of which goes towards dealing with coronavirus.

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3/10: Brady: Democrats’ Political Payoff Leaves Americans Behind and Sends Them the Bill

Less than a dime of every dollar goes to Covid vaccines and defeating the virus in Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill, and it doesn’t do anything to stimulate the economy, according to Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX). Today’s bill, he noted, won’t lift people out of poverty, but only create more barriers to getting out of it. Those historically left behind in our economy enjoyed wage gains after passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but Democrats are leaving them behind today.

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3/9: Brady on Fox: Partisan Dem Tax Hikes Will Follow $1.9T Political Payoff

Democrats will push for tax increases immediately following passage of their partisan $1.9 trillion bill, warned Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady on Fox Business. In an interview with Neil Cavuto, Brady outlined how the Democrats’ bill will do nothing for the economy, and their push to increase taxes will make the economy even worse.

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3/8: Op-Ed: Tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy

Key Takeaways: 

  • After TCJA, U.S. GDP grew 4.1% in 2019 after increasing 5.4% in 2018, unemployment reached a 50-year low of 3.5%, and with 6 million new jobs. Lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% made America more internationally competitive.
  • President Biden and some in Congress are proposing to raise the corporate rate to 28%, which would undo much of that progress.
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen “pledged in her testimony that Biden would not move to raise the top corporate tax rate until the pandemic is over. If it is true that it makes no sense to diminish the attractiveness of the U.S. to locate a business, invest in new equipment, and hire new workers during the pandemic, then it is equally true that it would be just as controversial in good economic times.”

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3/1: Dems’ $1.9 Trillion Bill Could Raise Borrowing Costs for Government and Consumers

With each new dollar we spend, the cost of borrowing money is increasing. While Democrats have made clear that money is no object in their $1.9 trillion stimulus passed by the House in the dead of night last Friday, they have made little mention of how increasing interest rates — as a result of the massive amount of federal spending over the last year — could result in an additional $1.3 trillion in additional borrowing costs for the federal government, that would also impact consumers paying for homes, cars, or education. This $1.9 trillion in new spending exacerbates the problem.

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