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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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Esty Votes No on Partisan Bill to Raise Taxes on Middle-Class Connecticut Families

November 16, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on her vote against the House’s partisan tax bill that would double-tax Connecticut families and eliminate countless popular tax deductions:

“I voted “no” today because this bill is just plain wrong for Connecticut,” Esty said. “We need real tax reform: our tax code is too complicated, and we need to put more money in the pockets of middle-class families. But this bill does none of that. 

“This bill is wrong for Connecticut families because it would double-tax us. It’s wrong for teachers, who will not be able to deduct the money they spend for classroom supplies anymore. It’s wrong for graduate students in Connecticut, who will effectively be taxed on the tuition they pay. It’s wrong for homeowners, people with steep medical bills, veterans, and just about everyone but the wealthiest people in America. I can’t say it enough: this bill is just plain wrong.

“It’s time to get back to the table – Democrats and Republicans together – and do something that’s right for America. This bill isn’t it.”

View a video of Esty’s statement on the bill by clicking here.

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