WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515), legislation that provides funding for our men and women in uniform so they can continue to keep Americans safe at home and abroad:
“As Americans, we are proud that our fighting force is the best in the world, but we must not take our military strength for granted. It’s Congress’ responsibility to make sure our armed forces have the tools they need to defend our nation and keep Americans safe at home and abroad. Since President Trump was elected, Republicans have been working to reverse the underfunding of our military and restore our nation’s fighting force. This year’s National Defense Authorization Act will continue that work by helping our military regain its competitive edge and equipping our men and women in uniform with the tools they need to meet and defeat the threats of the 21st century.”
“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides Americans with the relief they’ve been waiting for and ensures that America is ready to compete and win in the global marketplace.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, member of the Finance Committee, and conferee on the conference committee tasked with negotiating a final tax reform bill, issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“This is a historic moment for our nation. For the first time since 1986, Congress has passed a comprehensive overhaul of the tax code. Our goal with this pro-growth tax reform package was to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans and create a tax code that fosters economic growth. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act achieves that goal. Next year, families across America will see their tax bills drop and take-home pay increase, and businesses will find it easier to grow their operations, hire new workers, and raise wages. This legislation brings America’s tax system into the 21st century — benefiting workers and our economy. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides Americans with the relief they’ve been waiting for and ensures that America is ready to compete and win in the global marketplace.”