Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Republican tax reform proposal:
“Republicans can’t seem to learn from their mistakes. After three failed health care bills with zero Democratic or public input, Republicans are using the same approach with tax reform. And the result is a one-sided proposal that cuts taxes for the rich at the expense of everyone else.
“The Republicans offer few details about how to pay for these tax cuts, but it appears that working and middle-class Americans will be stuck with the bill.
“Californians in particular could be harmed by this proposal. The Republican plan eliminates the deduction for state and local taxes, a deduction claimed by more than 6 million California households.
“This plan is a nonstarter for me. I don’t believe California should suffer in order for President Trump to give tax cuts to the rich. Republicans need to learn the lessons from their health care failures, drop this one-sided proposal and work with Democrats to develop real tax reform that benefits everyone.”