House Ways and Means Committee Tax Blueprint Will Harm California’s Working Families
November 2, 2017
The House Ways and Means Committee released their draft tax bill today which proposes $1.5 trillion in tax cuts tilted towards the wealthiest Americans and corporations while harming working families. This tax bill would increase the deficit, forcing everyday Californians to pay for these tax cuts while making it harder to support core programs like SNAP (CalFresh in California), Medicaid, Medicare and other critical investments that build our economy.
The current House tax bill would worsen hunger and poverty and increase economic inequality in communities across California—making it even harder for working families to get ahead and make ends meet.
The California Association of Food Banks rejects the House GOP tax plan and urges the California Congressional Delegation to pass tax policies that invest in working families, lift up our most vulnerable and ensure that all Californians can lead live healthy, productive lives.