News from Representative Smucker



The House just passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


You can read the entire bill on my website here, and check out the policy highlights here.

Every American deserves the opportunity to pursue his or her own version of the American Dream. Today, our complex and outdated federal tax code leaves families feeling like they’re doing everything right, but still struggling to make ends meet. The status quo on taxes is failing the middle class.

Throughout this past year, I have been hearing from constituents about what tax reform should do for them and their families. They want a simpler, more honest federal tax code that lets them keep more of their paycheck and restores American competitiveness – and that’s what this bill does.

I have also had conversations with constituents about specific provisions in our tax bill that have been good for our community. Our older population has been able to reduce its tax liability because of the deduction for medical expenses. Cities like Lancaster, Reading, and Coatesville have taken advantage of the New Market and Historic Tax Credits to jumpstart economic activity and put people back to work. I fought to retain these important provisions to help ensure this tax plan works for our district.

The IRS has told President Trump that, if signed into law before Christmas, the lower rates will be effective as soon as February. 

I am urging my colleagues in the Senate to pass this legislation so hardworking Americans can keep more of their own money.



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Lloyd Smucker

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