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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), a member of the tax-writing U.S. Senate Finance Committee, today joined his colleagues in unveiling the unified framework to fix our broken tax system and allow Nevadans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Developed by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, House Ways & Means Committee, and the Administration, the framework outlines shared goals, including lower rates for individuals and making it easier for Americans to file their taxes, that will help guide the tax-writing committees as they work to produce legislation to reform our tax code.

“Whether it’s the teacher in Las Vegas who is worried about stagnant wages or the college student in Reno who is struggling to get his business off the ground, Nevadans have been waiting for an affordable tax code that they can understand,” said Heller. “As a member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, I’m optimistic that our unified framework will help us draft a proposal that allows Nevadans to keep more money in their back pockets and leads to more jobs and higher wages in our Nevada communities. After eight years of historically low growth under the previous Administration, it’s time to get our economy back on track so we’ll also work to boost American competitiveness so that our workers and small businesses can win on the international playing field. Our unified framework is a positive step toward achieving tax relief for Nevada families and Americans everywhere, and now Congress must act.”

The united framework consists of the following goals:

  • Tax relief for middle-class families.
  • The simplicity of “postcard” tax filing for the vast majority of Americans.
  • Tax relief for businesses, especially small businesses.
  • Ending incentives to ship jobs, capital, and tax revenue overseas.
  • Providing greater fairness for all Americans by closing special interest tax breaks and loopholes.