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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Tax Reform

I believe that America’s tax system should promote family saving and investment and encourage economic growth through simplicity and fairness. Instead, the current system is laden with inherent disincentives against working and investing.

The tax code is also unnecessarily complex. In fact, studies have shown that Americans annually spend billions of dollars and hours to comply with the it. In short, the current tax system stifles opportunity for American families and businesses. Simplifying the tax code would stimulate job growth and help improve the economy (more on this effort below).

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a bold, pro-growth bill that will overhaul our nation’s tax code for the first time since President Reagan’s historic tax reform 31 years ago. With this bill, a typical middle-income family of four, earning $59,000 (the median household income), will receive a $1,182 tax cut.

What's next for The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? Text TAX REFORM to 50589 to stay up-to-date on its status, sent straight to your phone. Discovering what’s going on in Congress just got easier.

READ THE BILL ---> Click here.

CLICK HERE or the image above to read a 30-page document with communications and policy details about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

CLICK HEREto visit the Ways and Means Committee landing page for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

CLICK HERE to read the policy highlights in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

CLICK HERE to read examples of how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will help Americans of all walks of life.

CLICK HERE to read what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means for you and your family.

CLICK HERE to read Q&A about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

CLICK HERE to read the full legislative text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

CLICK HERE to read the section-by-section summary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

CLICK HERE to read the Joint Committee on Taxation revenue table.

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Tax Reform Survey

Over the past year, we have been developing a tax relief and tax cut plan that benefits all Americans – and we, in the House, are excited to get it moving. Today, the Ways and Means Committee released the full text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes concrete details on how we’re going to achieve the wide-ranging and meaningful transformation Americans so desperately need, while empowering middle-class families and small businesses so that they can keep much more of their hard-earned cash. This measure is designed to be one of several steps on the road toward creating jobs, growing the economy, raising wages by reducing rates, removing special interest carve-outs, and making our broken tax code simpler and fairer.

As my team reviews the details, it is imperative that I hear from you. Whether you love our current tax system or hate it, I want to know your thoughts! I will continue to monitor the progress of this legislation as it goes through the mark-up process in the committees of jurisdiction.

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Which aspects of tax reform are important to you? (Check all that apply)

Reducing business tax rates
Reducing costs of goods and services
If you had to pick just one, which is most important?
Reducing business tax rates
Reducing costs of goods and services

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If there is ever anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or my staff at any of my offices across Louisiana's 6th Congressional District or in Washington, D.C.

More on Tax Reform

November 16, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Garret Graves, (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). 


November 14, 2017 In The News


In his weekly visit with Talk 107.3’s Kevin & Bill, Mr. Graves addresses why he voted AGAINST a flood insurance reform bill, updates us on the status the Republican tax reforms and other topics.

November 6, 2017 In The News

With the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Americans are trying to understand how these tax changes would impact their families. The pro-growth tax plan would simplify the tax code by eliminating most itemized deductions, while reducing marginal tax rates.

November 3, 2017 In The News

Yesterday, Republican members introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill will deliver real tax relief to Americans across the country – especially low- and middle-income Americans who have been struggling for far too long to earn a raise and get ahead.

President Trump voiced his support:

November 2, 2017 Blog Post

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is designed to deliver much-needed tax relief to millions of families, help our workers and job creators compete and win here at home and around the world, and make the tax code simpler and fairer for all Americans. It will fuel economic growth – leading to more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for generations to come.

Below are responses to some common misconceptions about this effort. ("The common misconceptions below are bold and in quotes.")

“This is just a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.”

November 2, 2017 Blog Post

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is the House Republicans' bill to rewrite the tax code for the first time in more than 30 years. Read the bill here.

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS | The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
U.S. House of Representatives

More Jobs. Fairer Taxes. Bigger Paychecks.


November 1, 2017 In The News

In our weekly visit with US Rep. Garret Graves, we got an update on the proposed tax break for the middle class, and a first hand report on a working group he organized to help expedite disaster relief payments to individuals and communities in the future.  Click here to listen.

October 23, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) says Louisiana and the United States face a multitude of problems in numerous issues, including tax reform, regulatory reform and local traffic issues top his list.

Graves, who serves on the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sparked interest with the audience at an Iberville Chamber of Commerce luncheon fixing the area’s traffic problems was a high priority for him.

October 20, 2017 In The News

Lots to talk about today with Congressman Garret Graves… he’s working on the tax overhaul package, and still battling for constituents who feel that they have been shortchanged in the flood recovery process.  He spent time in the studio this morning for AMBR. Listen here.

August 22, 2017 Event

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