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Jun 27, 2017

Congressman DeSantis: Tax Reform Imperiled by Trillion-Dollar BAT Tax

According to Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), the proposed 20-percent tax on imported goods known as the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) backed by House leaders as part of tax reform is…

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Jun 27, 2017

Pro-Tax Reform Coalition Trying to Bury ‘The Brady Tax’

Historic reforms to the tax code could become a reality in 2017, but not if House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) continues pushing for a new 20-percent tax…

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Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Kevin Brady Stands In The Way Of Uniting The Pro-Tax Reform Coalition

The below op-ed authored by James Davis, executive vice president of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, and Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, was originally published by the Houston Chronicle…

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Jun 22, 2017

FACT CHECK: No, American Competitiveness Does Not Hinge On Passing A Trillion Dollar Tax On Imports

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, maintains that passing a 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imported goods is needed to make U.S…

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Jun 21, 2017

Time For House Leaders To Accept That ‘The Border Adjustment Tax Is Really Dead’

Congress is committed to a bold, comprehensive tax reform package in 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan affirmed in an address held at the National Association of Manufacturers conference. The Speaker’s positive…

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Jun 19, 2017

BAT Tax Primary ‘Stumbling Block’ Dividing Lawmakers On Tax Reform

Tax reform is “not a fine wine, it doesn’t improve with time,” Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told CNBC. That’s why it’s so important that House…

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Jun 14, 2017

House Leaders Shouldn’t Make The Harmful BAT Tax Even Worse

Just when Congress had the opportunity to move past the proposed 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports standing in the way of comprehensive tax reform, Ways and Means Committee chairman…

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Jun 13, 2017

Phasing In A Trillion-Dollar Tax On Consumers Won’t Make It Less Harmful

Arlington, VA — House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced today that the proposed 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imported goods could be altered to include a…

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Jun 13, 2017

Tax Reform Should Be A Boon For The Auto Industry, Not A ‘Serious’ Blow

Auto industry representatives are headed to the White House this week to meet on the topic of tax reform with White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. A key provision industry…

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Jun 12, 2017

Taxpayers Don’t Need Any New Burdens Under Tax Reform

Several leaders of the fiscal conservative House Freedom Caucus are urging House GOP leaders to drop the proposed 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports. According to the lawmakers, the trillion…

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