Donnelly, Young, Walorski react to Trump's tax reform speech in Indianapolis
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:48

INDIANAPOLIS -U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, and U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski were among those who flew to Indianapolis Wednesday (Sept. 27) with President Trump who delivered a speech on tax reform at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

All three Indiana legislators released statements after attending the President's speech. Tax reform legislation has not yet been introduced in the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives.

Donnelly says tax reform bill should benefit the middle class, create jobs, and protect American jobs

Donnelly issued his statement as follows:

I work for Hoosiers, not President Trump or any political party. As it stands, the framework released today is missing many details that will be critical to determining whether working- and middle-class families truly stand to benefit. These Hoosiers will be foremost in my mind as I continue to engage with my colleagues in the Senate and also with the White House to try to craft a tax reform bill that will provide greater economic security to these families and also create and protect jobs here in Indiana.

During a recent dinner at the White House, Donnelly discussed his proposal to address the outsourcing of American jobs by supporting companies that invest in American workers and penalizing companies that ship jobs to other countries. In February, in a meeting at the White House, Donnelly discussed the End Outsourcing Act with President Trump and the President expressed his support for the proposal. This came after Donnelly introduced the End Outsourcing Act in January.


Senator Young issues statement on President Trump’s tax reform speech

Young released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s speech in Indianapolis outlining the details of his tax reform plan.

President Trump made a convincing case today that this tax reform package will boost the economy and increase the take-home pay of every Hoosier. For the first time in 30 years, the prospects for a simpler tax code that lowers taxes for the working class and provides relief for small business owners looks good. Let’s seize this opportunity and deliver on our promises to the American people.

While traveling with President Trump on Air Force One, Young also spoke with President Trump about the need for key infrastructure investments in Indiana, including Northwest Indiana’s South Shore double-tracking project and West Lake Corridor project. Senator Young said the following about that conversation.

President Trump knows we need to make a significant investment in America’s infrastructure and he was receptive to the case I made for rail projects in Northern Indiana, locks and dams to move our home-grown goods, and rural broadband to keep Indiana connected to the world. I’m excited to work with the President on this issue and optimistic that we will get bipartisan support in Congress.


Walorski releases statement on tax reform framework

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) Wednesday released the following statement on the framework for tax reform and middle class tax relief announced by Congressional leaders and the Trump administration:

Hoosiers deserve a fairer, simpler tax code that makes America more competitive, helps businesses grow and create jobs, and allows families to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. That’s exactly what we’re going to deliver with tax reform.

This framework gives tax relief to middle-class families and simplifies the tax code so they can file their taxes on a postcard. It lowers tax rates on small businesses, helps manufacturers build more American-made products, and makes America more competitive in the global economy. And it puts American workers on a level playing field by ending the incentive for companies to send jobs and capital overseas.

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put American families, workers, farmers, small business owners, and manufacturers on a stronger path, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee in the coming weeks to get a bill ready for the president’s signature.