National Urban League President on Passage of Sham Tax Reform Bill

December 02 2017

WASHINGTON, DC (December 2, 2017) Tonight, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, released the following statement expressing opposition to the Senate's passage of the so-called "tax reform" bill:

"Despite widespread opposition and public outcry, tonight the U.S. Senate passed a dangerous tax package that directly undermines the economic advancement of low- and middle-income Americans through cuts to key programs and services.

"To be clear, this is not a tax reform bill. What the Senate passed without fully reading is a massive giveaway for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations that will ultimately increase the hardship of ordinary American families, while also triggering crippling effects on the U.S. economy.

"This is also another move in a string of disturbing partisan actions that prioritizes the wants of a few over the needs of many.

"The National Urban League will continue to oppose this sham of a reform bill and any other legislation that seeks to fatten the pockets of the 1%, while amplifying the suffering of vulnerable people. Americans deserve true tax reform that makes everyone pay their fair share, and not a bill that slams the door to the American dream."

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