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Newhouse Rallies House Colleagues to Reform Tax Code

April 14, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA), released the following statement after joining Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Americans for Tax Reform, and other members of Congress during a press conference to urge colleagues in the Congress to approve H.R. 27, the Tax Code Termination Act.

“At the height of tax season, millions of Americans are struggling to comply with a tax code that is overly-complex and burdensome for their families and businesses,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I urge my colleagues in Congress to approve this legislation to terminate the current system and foster a national debate for a simpler, fairer tax code that eases the burden on taxpayers and our economy.”

Rep. Newhouse is a cosponsor of H.R. 27, which would sunset the current IRS tax code by December 31, 2019, and it calls on Congress to approve a new federal tax system by July of the same year. 

Click here to view the text of the legislation.

In December, Rep. Newhouse voted for permanent tax relief for families and small businesses with the passage of H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.