Stabenow Statement Following Senate Vote on Republican Tax Bill

Saturday, December 02, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement following the Senate’s vote on the Republican tax bill:


“I’ve said from the beginning that we need tax reform that makes the tax system simpler, puts more money in your pocket, closes tax loopholes that send jobs overseas and supports small businesses and farms across Michigan. Unfortunately, that isn’t at all what this Republican bill does. 


“I voted no because I could not support raising taxes on middle-class families, seniors, and farmers and leaving Michigan families without health insurance to pay for huge tax giveaways for the wealthiest one percent of Americans.


“This was a lost opportunity to work together in a bipartisan way on real tax reform.  I will continue working to reform our tax code to help middle-class families, small businesses, farmers, and manufacturers.”