MANCHIN, MODERATE SENATE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR BIPARTISAN WAY FORWARD ON TAX REFORM
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Tom Carper (D-DE), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mark Warner (D-VA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Angus King (I-ME), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Gary Peters (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) at a press conference highlighting their willingness to work with Republicans on a bipartisan way forward on tax reform.
“We are all here today because we believe that our country needs tax reform and we believe that it must be done in a bipartisan way,” Senator Manchin said. “We want our Republican colleagues to know that if they slow down, reach out, and work in a bipartisan way, you will have Democrats willing to work with you. I believe that tax reform should focus on permanent relief for the middle class; making sure our small businesses are treated the same way our large corporations are, while also making sure our corporations are globally competitive; and not adding trillions of dollars of debt that our children and grandchildren will be responsible for. I have worked on some ideas that I have shared with the White House and my Republican colleagues to no avail but I am still hopeful they will slow down, work in a bipartisan way and make this real tax reform that grows and helps our middle class in a responsible way.”
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