Supporting America’s Charities Actby Representative Suzanne Bonamici
Posted on 2014-12-10
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 5806, a bill
that seeks to extend three tax provisions that I strongly support.
Despite my interest in seeing the tax provisions before us extended permanently, I am concerned that doing so in a package without so many other important tax provisions might jeopardize our ability to achieve comprehensive reform of our tax code next Congress. Across the district I represent, my constituents support changing the tax code to make it fair and simple. This will be a difficult process that will require significant work and compromise. Accordingly, I am opposing the bill before us today, but I will seek a permanent extension of these provisions through broader tax reform next Congress.
I am committed to policies that support our social safety net, particularly as our constituents continue to recover from the effects of the economic downturn. But by passing individual extensions, we are leaving important provisions on the table that will benefit our middle- class families. What they need is comprehensive tax reform that levels the playing field and allows everyone to have a fair opportunity to succeed.
I urge my colleagues to oppose this bill.