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National Taxpayers Union Applauds Senate Passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

by Courtney Manley / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) applauds the tireless work of the United States Senate for delivering much needed tax relief to Americans by passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today.

“This is a massive milestone on the road to fiscal prosperity and we commend the Senate for approving pro-growth tax reform. There is still a great deal of work Congress must do in order to make our tax system more transparent, simple and competitive with the rest of the world, but today’s vote should leave no doubt that this work is well underway,” said Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Union.

"Instead of chasing unicorns, Senators took the bull by the horns and did what taxpayers hoped they would do -- they legislated,” added Sepp, “The result is not perfect, but that is not the standard by which it should be measured. It is a phenomenal improvement over the status quo, which guaranteed Americans years of subpar economic growth, billions of hours in additional paperwork burdens, thousands of job opportunities denied, and millions of dreams from families and small businesses deferred.”

 NTU has been on the front line of the fight to pass comprehensive tax reform, organizing a press conference with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican Senators prior to the introduction of the Senate tax reform plan and releasing a unified statement with other conservative groups this week to emphasize the importance of overhauling the tax code. NTU also sponsored a television and radio ad campaign encouraging the Senate to adopt meaningful tax reform to encourage economic growth, create new jobs and allow individuals and families to keep more of their income.