Portman Praises President Trump's Push on Tax Reform

August 30, 2017 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement praising President Trump’s push on tax reform in Missouri today, saying that simplifying our tax code would create more jobs and increase wages for American families:

“Tax reform is about more jobs and better wages for American families, and I commend the president for making the case about how simplifying our complicated, burdensome, and outdated tax code would benefit our country. Our current tax code encourages U.S. companies to take jobs and investments overseas, and that is unacceptable.  I’m focused on ensuring that this reform effort encourages more investment in America, brings jobs home, and gives American workers a competitive advantage.  I have been working closely with my colleagues in the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the administration on this effort, and I’m committed to getting this done for Ohio and the American people in order to help grow our economy, create more jobs, and increase wages.”

NOTE:  In Dayton, Ohio last week, Senator Portman 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.  Portman has been a leader in efforts to reform the tax code. In 2015, Portman reached a bipartisan agreement with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), now the Senate Minority Leader, on a framework for international tax reform, an effort that could serve as a basis for broader reforms.