House Republicans took their first definitive steps towards comprehensive tax reform on Thursday, and Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) agrees that it’s a step in the right direction.
“Since first taking office, my number one priority has been growing South Jersey’s economy and creating good-paying jobs for my constituents. I was pleased to see this budget works to achieve these same goals. It encourages economic growth by balancing the budget within 10 years, reforms and simplifies our outdated tax code, and preserves our largest employer, Joint Base MacGuire-Dix-Lakehurst by increasing military spending for our troops, equipment, and improved readiness. This legislation will protect South Jersey and takes critical steps to strengthen our local economy,” said MacArthur following the House’s adoption of the 2018 budget resolution.
The question going forward: can Republican get on, and remain, on the same page?
“It’s uphill, there’s no doubt about that,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah told reporters prior to the House’s vote.