Washington, DC – Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed issued the following letter to members of the U.S. Senate on behalf of the over 1.5 million members of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, urging Senators to vote YES on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
In the letter, Reed stated, “the tax code has become riddled with corporate giveaways and provisions that benefit politically connected special interests at the expense of ordinary, middle class Americans. We cannot lose this once in a lifetime opportunity to make the tax code simpler and fairer, protect and support families, increase wages, promote job creation, and make American businesses more competitive.”
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act raises the child tax credit and doubles the standard deduction for ordinary families—many of which do not itemize their taxes. The Senate bill also reduces the tax rate on the hard-earned income of small, family-owned mom and pop businesses.
Chairman Reed also reminded Senators that the “Faith & Freedom Coalition remains committed to seeing full and permanent repeal of the Johnson Amendment to protect the First Amendment rights of people of faith.”