GOP Members of Main Street Help Lead the Way to Successful Repeal Vote of Unfair Death Tax
(Washington, DC) – The Republican Main Street Partnership, which is aligned with the governing wing of the Republican Party, today hailed the Republican-led House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, which will help restore fairness for American families and is an important step toward a pro-growth tax code.
The bill passed by a margin of 240-179 with more than 60 GOP Members of Main Street all supporting this important legislation. This was the first time in nearly a decade that this unfair and burdensome tax had come-up for a full repeal vote in Congress.
Main Street’s Chief Operating Officer Sarah Chamberlain made the following statement applauding today’s vote:
“It’s fitting that just one day after ‘Tax Day’ in America, House Republicans once again demonstrated their commitment to restoring fairness for America’s families, farmers, and small businesses, and taking an important step towards reforming our outdated tax code.
“And with virtually every Democrat opposing this common-sense bill, it also represents a critical difference between the two political parties in this next election. Republicans believe death should not be a taxable event, while Democrats apparently believe it represents yet another opportunity for the federal government to take more of your hard-earned money.
“I’m proud that it was the many Republican Members of Main Street who helped to pass this important bill and they will continue to fight for fairness for America’s families in the months ahead.”
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