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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, Americans for Prosperity, and grassroots leaders to highlight the positive impact tax relief will have on American families and the economy.

Heller specifically focused on the urgency to pass tax cuts for families living in Nevada. “We are at a pivotal point here in Washington, D.C… In Nevada, median household income today is $7,000 lower than it was 10 years ago. Think about that. For the average family, that’s $7,000 less in purchasing power than they had 10 years ago,” said Heller. “There are more Nevadans living paycheck to paycheck today than most other states. These are some of the reasons, and important reasons to me, why tax reform needs to happen.”

Heller continued, “As I was growing up in the state of Nevada, I had five brothers and sisters and my dad was an auto mechanic and my mother was a school cook…they told their children that if you worked hard and played by the rules, you’d be able to succeed. I do believe that the average American after the last 10 years doesn’t believe that that’s true anymore. And that is the goal behind this initiative, that’s the goal behind this tax reform – to give the kind of relief that the middle-class has been asking for, begging for, for the last generation. And we are going to provide that for them.”

This week, the Senate is prepared to debate the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes an amendment Heller filed with Tim Scott (R-SC) that would increase the child tax credit to $2,000. Heller voted in support of the tax relief bill when it was passed out of the Senate Finance Committee two weeks ago.

Watch Heller’s remarks HERE, or click the image below.

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