As the congressional “August recess” wraps up and members of Congress get ready to head back to Washington next week, this is the last chance tell your U.S. representative and senator face-to-face what Congress ought to get done this year.
We’re telling them to get to work immediately to pass a budget and then pass tax reform.
The good news: There has been some momentum on tax reform this month. Tax-writing committee Chairman Kevin Brady and House Speaker Paul Ryan have been traveling the country meeting with taxpayers and businesses to discuss their plans for tax reform. They have committed to passing tax reform this fall that will set fair business rates, simplify the code and close loopholes that will boost jobs and wages and get the economy growing again.
This is encouraging news, but Congress has a daunting to-do list when members return to Washington. It’s critical to make sure your representative is hearing from you about why Congress must pass a budget and get to work on tax reform now -- the clock is ticking!
Find out where your representative and senator will be this month and get involved in the conversation on social media using #TaxReformNow. Also, follow the Main Street Growth and Opportunity coalition on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated with the most recent news on tax reform.
Barney Bishop is the immediate past president of the Associated Industries of Florida and current small business owner.