WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Biggs filed two amendments with the U.S. House Rules Committee to address concerns with the tax reform package. One amendment makes all provisions within the bill retroactive to January 1, 2017. The second amendment lowers the top tax rate by 5% to 34.6%. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:
“We promised our constituents that we would boldly reform our tax system to revitalize our economy. While many components of our current plan are encouraging and will certainly boost the nation’s economy, it unfortunately leaves out important reforms that my district cares deeply about. When we look back on this historic opportunity, we must be able to say we provided the best bill to ensure a prosperous future for our grandchildren.
“I introduced these two amendments to strengthen our legislation. By making all of the provisions retroactive, we will allow Americans to immediately experience the relief of our transformative policies. If we lower tax rates for everyone, including our job creators, we will unleash the American economy, allowing for boundless revenue generation and job creation.
“I believe my two amendments will greatly improve a good tax reform bill, and I am hopeful that they will be included in the final version of our legislation.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Biggs released the following statement:
“President Trump completed one of the most effective foreign trips from a U.S. Commander in Chief in recent history. I congratulate him on his fruitful travels in Asia. I heard from many of my Asian American constituents throughout the past two weeks, and they were very impressed by the relationships the President is continuing to foster. I look forward to seeing continued cooperation between our friends in Asia and the United States.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.