This morning, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss how House Republicans’ tax reform blueprint and strong free trade agreements will grow our economy and improve American lives.
On House Republicans’ Tax Reform Blueprint:
“People know our tax code is broken; the economy continues to be second rate. Other countries seem to grow stronger; we grow weaker. Fixing the broken tax code is one of our top priorities. For House Republicans who unveiled this blueprint—look, this isn’t an exercise. We’re going to listen. American people and businesses through the rest of the year continue to make it better. We’re preparing this blueprint for a vote in 2017. Where we’re going is essentially we want a tax code built for growth, for job growth, for salary growth, for the growth of the U.S. economy. Our goal is to leap-frog America from dead last among global competitors up into that lead pack, and we do that with some pretty innovative designs.”
On TPP and Importance of Free Trade:
“We’re going to let support for the agreement drive the timing of it. I think the longer we wait, the worse economically we are. We need to be selling America. As you know, it’s not enough to buy American; we need to sell American around the world. That region holds a lot of customers. We’ve got to be selling into it now, selling it on American trade rules, not China’s.”