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Kaine Joins Colleagues in Introducing Resolution Opposing Republican Plan to Impose National Sales Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) in introducing a resolution opposing a Republican plan to impose a 30 percent national sales tax on all goods and services, which would raise taxes for all Americans, regardless of their income. Instead, the senators’ resolution calls for tax cuts for working- and middle-class families – paid for by making sure the ultra-wealthy and billion-dollar corporations pay their fair share in taxes.

“Instead of building on the progress we’ve made to lower costs, some Republicans want to impose a nationwide 30 percent sales tax on all goods and services, including groceries and medical bills,” said Kaine. “I will continue to stand up for working families in Virginia and across the country by rejecting these kinds of dangerous proposals and pushing to further reduce costs.”

Congressional Republicans have introduced legislation that would eliminate the current tax code and impose a national sales tax on nearly all goods and services, including health care services. The bill would cut taxes for the wealthy and increase taxes on working families in Virginia and throughout America.

In addition to Kaine, Rosen, and Tester, the resolution is also cosponsored by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), John Fetterman (D-PA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jack Reed (D-RI), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Full text of the resolution is available here.