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“This plan would be devastating for families and communities in Washington state and across the country, and I am going to fight back against it as hard as I can.”

(Washington, D.C.) Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, released the following statement on the Senate Republican tax cut proposal:

“This latest plan makes it clear that Republican leaders are absolutely committed to giving the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations a massive tax cut and asking workers, patients, and middle class families to foot the bill.

“Nothing highlights what this plan is truly all about more than the fact that its tax cuts for massive corporations are permanent, while the middle class gets crumbs that last only a few years.  And despite Republicans spending years claiming to care about the deficit, this plan would add trillions of dollars to the national debt, triggering $25 billion in Medicare cuts next year and opening the door for Republicans to do even more to come after Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other middle class priorities.

It is also truly shameful that after Trumpcare was rejected time and again, and while we have a bipartisan health care plan that would actually reduce premiums, Republicans are trying to sneak in and jam through a health care change that would allow them to pay for hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the rich by asking middle class families to foot the bill and pay thousands more in premiums every year.

“This plan would be devastating for families and communities in Washington state and across the country, and I am going to fight back against it as hard as I can. I am hopeful that enough Republicans will stand with their constituents and join me in rejecting this plan and getting to work on tax reform that actually works for middle class families, patients, and the economy.”