this week in washington...

After 30 years with no major changes to our tax code – House Republicans have kept their promise to pass comprehensive tax reform.

“As a businessman for 40 years, I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to cast a vote to cut, simplify, and reform taxes for middle class families and small businesses. Today, I proudly voted to do just that. Our growing economy is proof that rolling back regulations and reducing the size and scope of our government works. Under the Trump Administration we are getting our economy back on track, but nothing can compare to the effect that tax reform will have on jumpstarting the economy, expanding small businesses and creating jobs.

“Our current tax system is broken, taxes are too high, and our families and businesses are the ones paying the price. The hardworking people of Georgia-12 and across America deserve to keep more of their paychecks and have the opportunity to grow their businesses. Today we took the next step in making tax reform a reality by passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and I was honored to cast my vote for historic legislation that will protect the American dream for hardworking families and remove the tax burdens strangling our economy. I am proud of the work the House has done and am hopeful that my Senate colleagues will join us to get tax reform on President Trump’s desk soon.” 

I met with Colonel Ristedt from Eisenhower Army Medical Center to discuss how they support military families at Fort Gordon.

I was also proud to support the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which supports our service members, closes the critical readiness gap, and funds Georgia-12 military priorities.

I spoke on the House Floor in honor of National Bible Week and attended the grand opening of the Museum of the Bible.

I met with the Society for Human Resource Management this week.

We discussed the importance that employer provided benefits play in recruiting and retaining the talent needed to compete in today’s global economy. Thanks for stopping by!

Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testified before the House Education and the Workforce Committee where I asked him for an update on OSHA’s Silica rule.

The House also passed the 21st Century Flood Reform Act to reform and modernize the National Flood Insurance Program.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and a blessed Thanksgiving with their family and loved ones!

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Rick Allen
Member of Congress
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