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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Tax Reform

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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 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.

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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

January 11, 2018 In The News

Coming soon: bigger paychecks. Today, the Department of Treasury released new withholding tables following enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  These updated tables will take effect in February, which means that in just a few weeks, Americans across the country will start to see bigger paychecks.

“Many employees will begin to see increases in their paychecks to reflect the new law in February,” according to the IRS.

December 21, 2017 In The News

A bill giving more flood victims a chance at financial assistance overcame a major hurdle in Washington Thursday.

The bill, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, aims to fix the “duplication of benefits” issue that has plagued recovery efforts for many of those impacted by the August 2016 flood.

December 20, 2017 In The News

By Paul Ryan | Dec. 19, 2017 7:02 p.m. ET

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the House passed Tuesday, represents the biggest advancement for growth and opportunity in recent memory. It provides real relief to middle-income families and realizes policy goals conservatives have sought for decades.

The centerpiece of the bill is the most sweeping pro-growth reform of our tax code since the Reagan era—perhaps ever. Once President Trump signs it into law it will deliver more jobs, fairer taxes and bigger paychecks for Americans from all walks of life.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R- South Louisiana) released the following statement after voting today in the US House of Representatives to pass the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – a bill that reforms the nation’s tax code for the first time in 31 years:

December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) and Ralph Abraham, M.D.

December 6, 2017 In The News

In our weekly visit with Congressman Garret Graves, we covered a lot of ground…. everything from funding government through the end of the year, to his thoughts on statewide reciprocity on concealed carry to a bill he’s sponsoring to deny back pay to convicted deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  To listen click here

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.