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National Taxpayers Union Releases Ads Urging Senators to Support Tax Reform

by Courtney Manley / /

Today the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) launched television and radio ads across four states urging Senators to support tax reform. The ads are a multi-state effort to inform key Senators of the benefits that tax reform will have on businesses and families in their states.

The ads - which can be viewed here - touch on the need for tax reform to boost our economy and help working families. The ads show how simplifying the tax code, closing loopholes and lowering tax rates will lead to more jobs and economic growth.

The initial ad buy totaling more than $820,000 will run for two weeks in four states: Alaska, Maine, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Additional ads in other states will follow as tax reform legislation advances. Earlier this week NTU sponsored a news conference featuring Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway, 12 senators, and leaders from three other major citizen groups, all calling for a bold tax reform plan that delivers relief and simplification for the middle class, small businesses, and other job creators.

“Recently, the House made history for taxpayers, by committing to complete the first major overhaul of our hopelessly convoluted tax system in more than 31 years,” said Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Union. “Now that the Senate is off and running with a bill as well, it is vital that Congress maintain momentum on a tax reform plan that will reduce rates, close loopholes, simplify the laws, and grow the economy. Our ads are just part of our effort to demonstrate that people across America applaud the leadership of public officials who understand that job-creating tax reform is their top policy priority now.”

NTU is a nonpartisan citizen group with supporters throughout the United States working for less burdensome taxes, limited government, and economic opportunity. Founded in 1969, NTU has been a key participant in every tax reform debate at the federal level over the past four decades, including the 1986 bill.