Coalition Letter to U.S. House on Tax Reform

By at 20 October, 2017, 11:29 pm

Open Letter to the House of Representatives:

Take Up Senate Budget to Expedite Tax Reform

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members, we urge the House of Representatives to pass H. Con. Res. 71, the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, as amended and passed by the Senate.

The budget process serves many important purposes, but this year’s iteration offers a unique opportunity to pass fundamental tax reform — far and away our nation’s highest fiscal priority. The quickest and highest-probability path to achieving this goal would be to bypass the conference process and move directly to a House vote on the Senate-passed budget resolution.

Doing so will give members of the House and Senate a head-start on negotiating the specifics of tax reform legislation. Our organizations hope to play a meaningful role in these conversations as we work toward expanding the economy, simplifying the tax code, and helping ease the burden of taxation for American families and individuals.

All of these goals would be best served if the House quickly adopted the budget passed by the Senate and moved promptly to crafting pro-growth, pro-family tax reform legislation. We urge the House to quickly take up and pass H. Con. Res. 71 in its current form.


Brandon Arnold, Executive Vice President

National Taxpayers Union


Jim Martin, Founder & Chairman

60 Plus Association


Lisa B. Nelson, CEO

ALEC Action


Phil Kerpen, President

American Commitment


Chrissy Harbin, Vice President of External Affairs

Americans for Prosperity


Grover Norquist, President

Americans for Tax Reform


Andrew F. Quinlan, President

Center for Freedom and Prosperity


Jeffrey Mazzella, President

Center for Individual Freedom


David McIntosh, President

Club for Growth


Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman



Matthew Kandrach, President

Consumer Action for a Strong Economy (CASE)


Tom Schatz, President

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste


Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director

Digital Liberty


Patrick D. Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs

Faith and Freedom Coalition


Palmer Schoening, Chairman

Family Business Coalition


Adam Brandon, President



Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO

Independent Women’s Voice


Gregory T. Angelo, President

Log Cabin Republicans


Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council


David Williams, President

Taxpayers Protection Alliance


Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund


Judson Phillips, Founder

Tea Party Nation


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