Portman Participates in North Canton Chamber of Commerce Tax Reform Roundtable as Part of His ‘Results for the Middle-Class Tax Reform Tour’

May 31, 2018 | Press Releases

NORTH CANTON, OH – Today, as part of his ‘Results for the Middle-Class Tax Reform Tour’, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in North Canton Chamber of Commerce tax reform roundtable along with local business leaders. Portman played a significant role in crafting the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December and is already making a difference for the middle class by creating more jobs, boosting wages for American workers, and spurring investment in Ohio businesses and their workers.

“Today we had a great discussion on how the new tax reform law is making a difference for local business in the North Canton area,” said Portman. “I’ve visited 19 businesses around Ohio that have announced new investments in their businesses and their workers, including higher wages, bonuses, new equipment, and increased investment in workers’ benefits. This is exactly what Congress intended to accomplish when we crafted this new law, and I expect these terrific results to continue. I appreciated the feedback I received today, and I will continue working to improve the economy and help working families and small businesses succeed and flourish.”

So far on his tax reform tour, Portman has visited Kroger, Worldpay Inc. and the Sheffer Corporation in Cincinnati, the UH Rainbow Center for Women and Children and Tremco in Cleveland, the Fredon Corporation and Steris Corporation in Mentor, GKM Auto Parts in Zanesville, Wolf Metals in Columbus, Bruns General Contracting in Tipp City, Lima Pallet Company in Lima, Velvet Ice Cream in Utica, ProMedica in Toledo, the Ronald McDonald House in Akron, the YMCA in Youngstown, Ariel Corporation in Mt. Vernon, Dayton Children’s Hospital, and hosted a roundtable with members of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association in Columbus, all of which have announced new investments in their businesses and their employees because of the savings from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.  This includes investing in new plants and equipment, increasing wages, paying bonuses, increasing charitable giving, reinstating health care, expanding 401(k) benefits and making additional contributions to employee pension plans. 

Photos from the event are below: