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EEI Statement on Republican Leadership and White House Joint Statement on Tax Reform
WASHINGTON (July 27, 2017) – Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn today issued the following comment on the joint tax reform statement issued by Republican congressional leaders and White House officials.

“We applaud the joint statement released today by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). We agree that the single most important action lawmakers can do to grow our economy and create jobs is to pass comprehensive tax reform this year.  

“EEI's members strongly support tax reform because we believe that a simpler tax code, broader tax base, and lower tax rates will grow the economy and increase the competitiveness of the United States, support job creation in America, and benefit our customers. 

“We appreciate the continued commitment of congressional leaders and the Administration to passing comprehensive tax reform. The electric power industry looks forward to working with Congress and with the Administration to find tax reform solutions that will benefit all customers and encourage much-needed investment in critical energy infrastructure by helping to keep the cost of capital as low as possible."

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