I’m working to overhaul our broken tax code in a way that lowers rates and lets more Americans keep more of what they’ve earned.
Before I ever came to Congress, I signed a pledge not to raise my constituents’ taxes – and I’ve kept it. Now, as a Member of the Ways and Means Committee, the legislative body tasked with writing federal tax law, I’m working to overhaul our broken tax code in a way that lowers rates and lets more Americans keep more of what they’ve earned.
I’m a proud supporter of House Republicans’ “Better Way” for tax reform which calls for simplifying the tax code to three tax brackets and allowing the average family to complete their taxes on a postcard-sized form like THIS – no expensive software or professional tax preparer required.
Our blueprint continues by repealing the death tax, a form of double taxation that literally punishes taxpayers from beyond the grave by slapping a tax on family businesses and farms that parents leave behind to loved ones upon their death.
This plan for tax reform also respects the work of our job creators by offering the lowest tax rate since before World War II for small businesses operating as sole proprietorships or pass-through entities – designations that apply to 95 percent of businesses today.
Finally, our plan cleans house at the IRS; installing a “small claims court” that is independent of the agency and allows disputes to be resolved quickly and impartially. The blueprint also calls for installing a new IRS commissioner, subject to term limits, who will be tasked with ensuring fairness for all under our tax code and keeping partisan politics out of the IRS.