House Passes FY 18 Budget Resolution, Paving the Way for Tax Reform
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to adopt the Senate Amendment to the House passed budget resolution, H. Con. Res. 71, paving the way for tax reform. Among the budget provisions are measures to restrict the ability of legislation to dramatically increase spending outside the ten-year budget window, reduce non-defense discretionary spending by $632 billion over ten years, and establish a separate allocation for the Overseas Contingency Operations fund to continue supporting our troops abroad. This budget resolution also sets the stage for cracking the indiscriminate budget caps known as sequestration, which is hurting our military, our area, and our nation.
“Americans are facing a serious problem, which is a thirty year-old tax code that leaves them with less money and fewer opportunities," said Congressman Scott Taylor. "I supported this budget because it paves the way for one of the most consequential things we can do for working Americans, let them keep more of their hard earned money in their pockets.”