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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement after he supported, and the House passed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) which now moves to the Senate for consideration this evening:

“This is a major victory for Minnesotans and Americans across the country. Today the House put the American people first, delivering major tax relief and letting middle-class families keep more of what they earn. By lowering individual taxes, expanding the child tax credit, doubling the standard deduction, providing relief from the Death Tax, and letting businesses create opportunities for millions across the country, we are delivering on our promise to get the American economy back to its full strength, with the American people, not the government, in the driver’s seat.

“I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to pass this bill so our President can sign it into law.”