Skip to content

Brady, Crapo Statement on G-7 Agreement

June 05, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued the following statement today regarding the G-7 nations agreement on new rules for taxing global companies:

“A speculative agreement appears premature given the many unanswered questions about the Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 proposals and their potential effect on American companies and U.S. revenues. The United States enacted the most robust global minimum tax in the world in 2017. No other country has moved to enact a similar minimum tax since, and it remains to be seen whether any agreement will result in consensus from the United States’ biggest foreign competitors. The continued imposition and collection of digital services taxes and other unilateral measures, including from certain G-7 members, and plans to impose digital levies even with a global agreement, demonstrate that the United States cannot expect other countries to act in the interest of American businesses and workers. Accordingly, we continue to caution against moving forward in a way that could adversely affect U.S. businesses, and ultimately harm American workers and jobs at a critical time in our country’s economic recovery.”