Press Release

AFT President Randi Weingarten on GOP Budget Resolution

For Release: 

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Marcus Mrowka
202-531-0689 (cell)

WASHINGTON—Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten on the GOP budget resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives: 

"A majority of House Republicans just doubled down on where they stand on the tax debate—they are loyal to Trump and want massive tax breaks for the rich and big corporations, which their constituents will be stuck paying for. 

"The danger is especially notable for middle-class families who are at risk of losing their state and local tax deduction, which will hurt their schools and property values to give more money to Donald Trump and Wall Street executives.

"Families need a tax code that is fair and doesn’t further rig the economy in favor of the wealthy."

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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.