AASA Issues Statement on House Vote on Tax Reform

For Immediate Release

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – November 16, 2017 – AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following statement today in response to the House passage of HR 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by a vote of 227-205.

“AASA is deeply disappointed in the largely partisan vote in the House today. We know the intricacies involved in any legislative vote and the pressures unique to a tax conversation.

“Like any budget or funding conversation, tax conversations are filled with tough decisions. The combination of these tough decisions, however, is a clear indication of the deciding body’s priorities, and today’s vote demonstrates that for 227 members of the House, they have little to no understanding of, or concern for, its impact on public schools.

“Congress must both know and do better, and ensure that any tax reform plan is supportive of public education. We remain optimistic that this is just the first step in a long process and that subsequent steps will be more deliberate, more transparent, and premised on passing common sense tax policy that works for our country, its people, and its public schools.”

For specific questions, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.

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