Alexander Votes To Take First Step Toward Tax Reform

Posted on October 19, 2017

Says fixing the tax code will help grow the economy and create more good paying jobs for Tennesseans 

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) tonight voted for the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, which is the first step toward reforming our nation’s tax laws. 

“You don’t need to be an accountant to know that our tax code is too complicated, takes too many dollars away from Tennesseans and makes it harder to create good-paying jobs for Tennessee families. The Senate’s passage of a budget resolution provides the tools necessary for tax reform, and I will continue working with President Trump and my colleagues in Congress to create a simpler system that will keep more money in Tennesseans’ pockets and help create and grow jobs for Tennessee families.”

The Senate version of the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution passed by a vote of 51 to 49.