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On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and senators and ask them to cosponsor the Let States Cut Taxes Act, H.R. 2002 and S. 730, introduced by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and the State Fiscal Flexibility Act, S. 743 introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). These bills would eliminate a provision in the “American Rescue Plan” Act, the most recent $1.9 trillion hyper-partisan COVID-19 “relief” package, that bans states from cutting taxes until 2024 if they take any funds from the package.
In the middle of the night, during vote-a-rama in the Senate’s consideration of the reconciliation bill for the “American Rescue Plan” Act, Senate Democrats added an amendment to the legislation in an attempt to further prevent states from implementing the very policies needed to put our country on the best path for actual recovery from COVID-19: cutting taxes.
As FreedomWorks said of the Let States Cut Taxes Act when it was introduced, “Just when you think Democrats can stoop no lower, they find a way. Congressman Bishop is right to call out their midnight move to tie a ban on state tax cuts into their hyperpartisan 'COVID' relief bill. This provision is coercive and directly targeted at states that have smartly managed themselves during this pandemic. Federal policy should not impede on basic state tax policy — Especially not to prevent the very pro-growth governance actually needed for states to recover from COVID-19.”
For these reasons, I urge you to contact your representative and senators and ask them to cosponsor the Let States Cut Taxes Act, H.R. 2002 and S. 730, and the State Fiscal Flexibility Act, S. 743.
Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks