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

SPRINGFIELD, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) hosted a roundtable discussion with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and 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.

“From the auto workers I met with across Ohio last week, to business leaders here in Springfield, and workers and families throughout our state, I have heard about how our tax code is getting in the way of hiring more workers, boosting wages, and investing here in Ohio. That is because our tax code is too burdensome, too complicated, and decades out of date. Congress must act quickly to reform the tax code to help 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 Springfield and across Ohio who deserve a better tax system.”

Portman has been a leader in efforts to simplify and reform our broken tax code.  This year, Portman has hosted tax reform roundtables in Columbus with local business leaders, in Dayton with the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, in Cleveland with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and in Cincinnati with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.  Portman recently jointed House and Senate GOP leaders in unveiling a unified framework to achieve pro-growth tax reform. The full framework can be found here, and a one page overview can be found here.

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 has been named a “Hero of Main Street” and “Fiscal Hero” for his work on these issues.

Following are photos of today’s event:

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