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ICYMI—Chairman Brady Joins “Closing Bell” on CNBC to Talk GOP Tax Reform in 2017

November 09, 2016

This afternoon, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined CNBC’s “Closing Bell” to discuss Ways and Means Republicans’ commitment to working with President-elect Trump on tax reform and growing America’s economy in 2017.

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“We’re ready. It’s exciting for those of us who are absolutely confident the U.S. economy can grow much faster and be much healthier than what we have today. This is an exciting day. I’m excited about Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence in the White House. We’re ready with the agenda we’ve laid out, especially fixing this broken tax code, replacing Obamacare with real patient health care, and lifting taxes off businesses so they can grow again. This is exactly what I think our economy needs … 

“The Blueprint the House laid out is very close to Mr. Trump’s proposal. It’s really important that we redesign the way we tax so our companies can compete and win anywhere in the world, especially here at home. We need to make sure those dollars are flowing back to the United States for jobs, for manufacturing, for research. We want to make sure we eliminate every tax incentive to move U.S. jobs or headquarters or research overseas 

“I’m thrilled [Mr. Trump is] focused on this slow growth economy … It’s important to Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence. They know we don’t have to settle for this. So Ways and Means Republicans, House Republicans under our Better Way Agenda—we’re ready 

“Right now business investment has been frozen at very low levels for a very long time. It’s a missing ingredient from our current economy. So making these significant changes in the way we tax is going to unleash that investment. I think it’s going to be key to mainstream job growth 

“I think the top key items on getting this economy going has to be fixing and redesigning this tax code. It has to be lifting the burden and that’s a huge drag, including, by the way, the Affordable Care Act.”