Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016by Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard
Posted on 2015-12-17
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this tax
bill, which is unpaid for and adds more than $600 billion to the
deficit, primarily to benefit corporations at the expense of working
families. In the future, to address the revenue loss in this bill will
require reduced funding for education, health care, and job training
programs essential to improving the lives of hardworking Americans.
This is completely unacceptable.
While there are some positive elements in this bill, including making the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit permanent, the bill does not allow the Child Tax Credit to [[Page E1827]] keep pace with inflation, which means the tax credit will be worth less and less as the years go by.
Mr. Speaker, the tax provisions in this bill don't do enough to help families make ends meet, and will force us to underfund programs that Americans need to educate their children, keep their families healthy, and provide for their families' future and well-being. I will vote against this bill because it is a bad deal for American families.