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Idaho, Washington members of Congress take stands on tax reform plans

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

From staff reports

Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.

On the House tax plan:

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Twitter:

“More jobs, fairer taxes, bigger paychecks. That’s what the #TaxCutsandJobsAct will bring to families and communities all across the U.S.”

“We can grow our economy and create thousands of jobs with the #TaxCutsandJobsAct. Learn more about how much you will save by visiting”

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., on Twitter:

“In my district, more than 80% of filers use standard deduction. The #TaxCutsandJobsAct will nearly double it, which helps families in Central Washington. Check out for more info.”

On the Senate tax plan:

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Twitter:

“The Republican’s partisan tax 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.”

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Twitter:

“I don’t know if the @SenateGOP is trying to break a speed record for passing a major tax bill? – but it’s clear this #GOPTaxPlan needs to be slowed down. We need to get this right.”

Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, on the Senate floor:

“It’s imperative for the continued growth of the American economy that we simplify the system, reduce complexity, and create certainty. Tax reform will bring relief to American families and under the plan released by the Senate Finance Committee, middle-class Americans will see a benefit in the form of a lower tax bill, which means more money for households to bring home. In addition to keeping more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans, the Senate plan nearly doubles the standard deduction, increases the child tax credit to help families with the very real costs associated with raising a family, and preserves an existing tax credit to help care for elderly family members.”

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