US HOUSE PASSES HISTORIC TAX BILL FOR WORKING CLASS FAMILIES WITHOUT SUPPORT FROM CONGRESSMAN FULCHER
EAGLE, IDAHO – Earlier this week, the US House of Representatives passed what can only be described as a pivotal moment for American families. A rare bipartisan majority vote advanced a landmark tax reform package that both helps Idaho businesses and significantly expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC). If passed in the Senate in coming weeks, this tax bill will benefit 16 million lower and middle-income families who are struggling under the weight of our current economic climate. For the 88,000 eligible families in Idaho, that could mean $900 on average in the first year of the expansion. To millions across this country, that provides the immediate breathing room they need.
The Kaylee for Congress campaign enthusiastically supports this bipartisan legislation, businesses of all sizes in Idaho will benefit overnight, in addition to the families who own, manage, and support them. The House bill passed 357-70 and has support from prominent Conservatives like Newt Gingrich, Congressman Mike Simpson, Union veterans, and nearly 70 multi-denominational faith leaders, yet still, Congressman Russ Fulcher from Idaho’s First District voted against. Once again, we see the Congressman favor divisive political theater over common sense policy solutions that Idahoans are desperately calling for.
“This tax package is not just legislation; it’s a lifeline for working class families that suffer most under the crushing cost of living in this country, offering a glimmer of hope for Idaho families, Idaho children and their future,” Kaylee Peterson said in response to the vote earlier this week. “Yet, it’s deeply troubling that while we push forward, Fulcher actively chooses to sidestep the real issues Idahoans care about. By rallying for the corporate tax cuts with no mention of our working families, Mr. Fulcher has clearly shown where his allegiances lie—not with the hardworking people of this nation, but with special interests and corporations.”
“My family is no different than the 88,000 families in Idaho who would benefit from the passage of this bill,” said Kaylee, “like so many others, we made it through the darkest times of the pandemic because of CTC payments each month which went to rent, to groceries, and keeping the lights on. I come from a working class family, and like the people of this state, we are tired of shouldering the tax burden without seeing those dollars invested back into our communities. Fulcher’s ‘Nay’ vote is a clear indicator that he is just fine favoring out of state corporate interests over his own constituents.”
The Kaylee for Congress campaign will work tirelessly to ensure that families across the socioeconomic spectrum are represented equally in Washington. At a time when the nation is divided and Americans are still struggling in the current economic environment, Idaho cannot afford to have leadership that is so willing to score political points instead of doing the right thing by millions of citizens. In no unclear terms, Congressman Fulcher is turning his back on 88,000 Idahoans and that is fundamentally unacceptable.
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