I believe as Members of Congress, no matter what side of the aisle we are on, we must ensure fairness in the tax system. We must also ensure that middle-class citizens are not left paying more than the wealthiest of Americans. I have supported and will continue to support efforts that bring about real change when necessary to ensure the integrity and fairness of our tax system. I support reform measures taken to make our tax code simpler and fairer, so that all Americans contribute their share.
While I recognize that changes are warranted for our current tax code, tax reform cannot be allowed to benefit the rich at the expense of everyday Americans. It is vital that tax reform encourage economic growth, support working families, broaden the middle class, and address income inequality. I am also focused on a tax code that prioritizes the interests of small businesses, which remain vital to the health of our local economies. Reform must produce a fair and sound tax code for all Americans, ensuring that wealthy individuals and corporations pay their fair share while preserving our long-term economic security in a fiscally responsible way that promotes jobs in the United States.
Throughout my time in Congress, I have consistently championed legislation that provides tax relief for hardworking Americans across the country. I have supported many recent legislative efforts that have recognized the importance of supporting a vibrant middle-class, including: H.R. 1398, the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2019 and H.R. 3620, the Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019. These bills would seek to empower everyday Americans to reach their financial goals by stripping away unnecessary tax burdens.
I am a strong supporter of using tax incentives to promote ideas of national importance. I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 3961, the Renewable Energy Extension Act of 2019 and H.R. 2089, the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2019. These pieces of legislation would seek to provide tax credits for the use of renewable and sustainable fuel sources, supporting citizens who are taking the necessary steps to increase America’s standing as a global leader in clean energy.
Our tax code must always benefit the many and not just the few. Congress must work together to pass common-sense legislation that strengthens the national economy without hurting the pockets of middle-class Americans. I believe that our tax code is at its best when it not only works to benefit the majority of Americans, but also helps to incentivize goals that align with our national interests. Please be assured, I will continue to work toward this end and please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office with any further concerns in the near future.