In Dayton, Portman Hosts Tax Reform Roundtable

August 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Tax Reform Effort Focused on Creating More Jobs, Increasing Wages for American Workers

DAYTON, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) hosted a roundtable discussion with local business leaders to receive input on Congress’ effort to simplify and reform our tax system in a way that creates more jobs, increases wages, and encourages more investment in America.

“Our tax code is too burdensome, too complicated, and decades out of date. Business leaders across the state, and those I met with here in Dayton today, tell me they need Congress to reform the tax code so they can create jobs and raise wages for Ohio workers,” Senator Portman said. “Instead of encouraging our companies to take jobs and investments overseas and making it easier for foreign corporations to buy up our companies, we should be working to keep jobs here and give American workers a competitive advantage. I’ll continue to work with my colleagues in the United States Senate to deliver for workers here in Dayton and across Ohio who deserve a better tax system.”

Portman has been a leader in efforts to reform the tax code and protect taxpayer rights. Last Congress, three Portman-authored bills designed to help in this effort to stop IRS abuses were signed into law by then-President Barack Obama. Portman, who has also hosted tax reform roundtables in Columbus with local business leaders, in Cleveland with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and in Cincinnati with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, has been named a “Hero of Main Street” and “Fiscal Hero” for his work on these issues.

In 2015, Portman reached a bipartisan agreement with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is now the Senate Minority Leader, on a framework for international tax reform, an effort that could serve as a basis for broader reforms.

Following are photos of today’s event: