At Americans for Tax Reform’s annual Tax Day Eve Press Conference last Thursday, House Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash) hailed the significance of reforming the outdated, 31-year old tax code:

“Next year at this time, more Americans will be able to file on a much simpler form.

“You won’t have to tell the IRS if you have health insurance or not because the individual mandate is repealed. Next year, families will be able to take advantage of an extended child tax credit, the doubling of the standard deduction, and most importantly for that average family of four making $73,000 this will be a tax cut of $2,059.

“We will officially say goodbye to a broken tax code that’s as old as floppy disk, CDs, and dial-up. Next year it’ll be a lot simpler and we’ll all be celebrating. Even right now, you see where the jobless claims are going down, wages are going up, consumer confidence is on the rise. I’m most excited as to the optimism that I hear.

“Just a couple weeks ago, just before Easter I was visiting Sonderen Packaging, third generation business in Spokane. Their employees are getting anywhere from $70-$300 more in each of their paychecks. The optimism gives people hope, and that’s what we want for people.”

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers represents Washington’s 5th district. ATR has compiled a national list of companies giving tax-cut bonuses and raises can be found here.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ full remarks and the press conference in its entirety can be found below and here: