Washington, DC– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on the House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

 "I will continue to stand up for NY taxpayers as we work towards comprehensive tax reform. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released today by the House Ways and Means Committee is a starting point that needs to be improved to ensure that New Yorkers receive the tax relief they deserve.

“I will be working with my colleagues in the New York delegation to improve this plan to provide real tax relief for New Yorkers and to address the issue of state and local tax deductions.  My goal for this process is to make certain that families and businesses in our district receive tax relief. I encourage all of our constituents to read this plan and contact my offices by phone or email to share their feedback. 

“In my meetings with families, businesses, farmers and more, the need for comprehensive tax reform is a frequent topic of discussion, and I am committed to achieving tax reform that makes our tax code fairer and simpler for families and businesses across the North Country."