Tax & Budget Policy
We believe government budgets must be based on sound fiscal policies and fair taxation aimed at achieving economic growth, conservation of resources and full employment.
- H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. - Jason Lewis voted for HR1 and against our values. We oppose this irresponsible increase in the national debt. It will not lead to significant job creation or real economic growth. It will benefit the wealthiest and increase corporate influence in our political system. There will be another vote on a final tax bill after a […]
- H. R. 6311, To amend Internal Revenue Code and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. - This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and to allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower premium copper plan. NOTE: Two of the 3 […]
- H. R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 - This bill provides FY2018 appropriations for several federal agencies. The bill includes 4 of the 12 regular FY2018 appropriations bills, including: the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018; the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018; the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018; and the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations […]
- H. J. Res. 2, Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment. - This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing. The amendment requires a three-fifths roll […]