Tax Policy – House Passes Tax Bill

On November 16, the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The final vote was 227 – 205, with no Democratic support and 13 Republicans in opposition. The Arc opposes this tax overhaul bill because it would reduce revenue by $1.5 trillion over 10 years, thereby increasing pressure to cut Medicaid and other programs that benefit people with disabilities. It also provides tax cuts that disproportionately benefit wealthy individuals and large corporations and repeals expenditures that benefit people with disabilities, including the medical expense deduction, the work opportunity tax credit, and the disabled access tax credit. Click here to read The Arc’s statement on the House’s passage of the bill.

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