Last week, the same week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn unveiled the Trump administration’s tax plan, a resolution was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives calling on Congress to pass federal tax reform that fixes the major flaws in the current code.
The Ohio resolution, introduced by state Representative Niraj Antani (R-Ohio), calls on Congress to overhaul the federal tax code in a way that, as both President Trump and congressional Republicans have proposed, reduces rates for individuals, families, and businesses.
“Tax-and-spend, nanny-state big city mayors like New York City’s Bill de Blasio frequently urge federal officials to enact anti-growth, big government policies,” Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said. “As such, it’s imperative that federal lawmakers also hear from pro-growth, pro-free enterprise state lawmakers.”
If approved, Rep. Antani’s resolution would put the Ohio Legislature officially on the record calling upon the state’s congressional delegation to support and vote for rate-reducing federal tax reform of the sort that has been proposed by the White House and House Republicans.
“In Ohio we have cut taxes by $5 billion since Republicans regained control,” Antani said. “However, our economic growth has now plateaued, and we need federal tax reform to take us to the next level.”
“I encourage Ohio legislators to support and vote for Rep. Antani’s pro-taxpayer resolution,” Norquist added. “By passing this resolution, Ohio lawmakers will send a strong message Congress that now is the time to fix our broken federal tax code and provide much needed relief to taxpayers.”