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Rep. Newhouse Statement on Vote to Repeal Death Tax

April 16, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015:

“The ‘death tax’ is a tax on the American Dream,” said Rep. Newhouse. “As a farmer, I have seen the devastating impact of this tax on farmers and ranchers in Central Washington, who worry about their ability to pass on a lifetime of hard work to their children. The tax penalizes farmers, ranchers, and businesses, especially those that are forced to sell assets in order to pay tax bills. Americans work hard to pass something on to the next generation, and that is why we need to permanently repeal this damaging tax.”