November 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this afternoon provided the following statement regarding the Tax Cut and Jobs Act:

“Since I first began running to represent Central New York in Congress, I have advocated for reforms to ensure families can take home more of what they earn and to level the playing field so that small businesses and local manufacturers can grow and thrive.  The bill introduced in the House today is a starting point for desperately needed action on tax reform. 

“For thirty years, progressives have demanded exactly what this bill does – easing of the tax burden on low and middle income working families and eliminating loopholes.  Anyone who dismisses this bill outright should be prepared to explain this discrepancy, and detail why hardworking Americans should continue to be taxed at excessive rates.  No bill is perfect, which is why we need to keep this process moving forward.  As this measure moves through the House over the coming weeks, I will continue to consult with individuals, families, small businesses and manufacturers across my district and seek their feedback.  As I always have, I will advocate in Congress to ensure that this measure is a net win for Central New York. “

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District of New York, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and the western portion of Oswego County.  For more information visit or