Press Release

AFT on House Ways and Means Vote on GOP Tax Bill

For Release: 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Contact:

Marcus Mrowka
202-531-0689 (cell)
mmrowka@aft.org

WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the House Ways and Means Committee vote on the tax bill:

“The Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee just voted for a gut punch to the middle class that would crush the American dream of having a family and owning a home.

“It’s not just that their tax bill is a massive giveaway to the wealthy and big corporations who don’t need it, but also that they’re doing it at the expense of the middle class, homeowners, and local community services like public schools, police departments and fire departments.”

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.