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Tax Reform

I am in support a fairer, simpler tax code to promote job creation and a healthy economy. I believe our tax code is overwhelmingly complicated and can be detrimental to individuals unable to afford a tax professional, which is why I favor making our federal tax code consistent so that we can encourage economic growth and allow Americans to plan their futures with certainty. I will continue to work in Congress to adopt reforms to our tax code that make it simpler, fairer, and encourages economic growth.

I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 27, the Tax Code Termination Act, which would abolish the current tax code.  This would then allow the Congress to debate a new tax system, such as the Fair Tax or Flat Tax to take the place of our current complicated tax code. Additionally, I support repealing the federal estate tax – or “death tax” – which affects rural landowners, small businesses, farmers, and ranchers. The death tax is a form of double taxation that hurts families by getting in the way of passing on a lifetime of hard work to the next generation.