Rep. Kelly Champions Pro-Growth Tax Reform

May 22, 2017 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

Touts plan to grow jobs, paychecks, & economy at hearing, on TV


Kelly: “We have to stay focused”


WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – delivered remarks at last week’s full committee hearing on tax reform and then appeared on Cavuto: Coast to Coast on Fox Business Network to discuss the hearing.

Rep. Kelly at hearing on “How Tax Reform Will Grow Our Economy and Create Jobs”:

“All of you that actually come from the private world—when I look at what’s going on … all we’re talking about today, ‘Is there a need for pro-growth tax reform?’ And without a doubt everyone says, ‘Yes, there is.’ It’s unquestionable. Then the next thing is, ‘So what’s fair? And how do we address fairness? And how do we define fairness? And is it really best for everybody?’ ... So as we look at all these things when it comes to pro-growth, it better be pro-growth. I am just really concerned that a country that is going to have record revenue still coming in and cannot come close to paying its spending. You couldn’t do it in your business and none of us can do it at all.”

“Thank you all for being here. And this is the first step [to tax reform] in you being here before us. You are the revenue producers, we are the spenders. You are the producers. Thank God we are finally getting the private sector in front of us right now, letting everybody in the world know how we improve our country.”

Rep. Kelly on Cavuto: Coast to Coast:

“It’s going to be robust and dynamic and we’re going to get people back to work and they’re going to have higher wages, and more importantly than anything else, we’re going to be able to compete globally because that’s where the market is now. We have to do that globally. And when you have the highest tax rates and more regulations than you can possibly shake a stick at, you’d better take a look at what’s holding you back.”

“My commitment is to listen, quite frankly, to the people of Pennsylvania’s Third Congressional District. There’s 705,687 of them. If I can’t work for them, if I can’t do things the right way for them, then they shouldn’t send me back here. I would just caution all my colleagues: let’s do what we were sent to do, and that’s get this economy back on track, and let’s see people’s wages rise again. That’s what fixes everything.”

“My commitment is to every single person in Pennsylvania’s Third District and the people around our country. It is up to this Congress right now to work with people on both sides of the aisle to fix a broken tax code for all of them, not just corporate people, by the way, but individuals, and that is our mission, and we have to stay focused on that.”

“We know where we’re going. We know the route to get there. It’s tax reform. It’s regulation reform. And it’s getting us – our people – back to work again and being able to let their incomes rise.”