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Bishops’ Chairman Greatly Disappointed by House Passage of Tax Bill That)] TJ ET BT 35.000 723.923 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(Harms Poor, Many Families)] TJ ET BT 35.000 685.006 Td /F4 14.0 Tf [(Description)] TJ ET BT 35.000 643.816 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(WASHINGTON— Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of )] TJ ET BT 35.000 629.164 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed “great )] TJ ET BT 35.000 614.512 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(disappointment” over the House of Representatives’ passage of the deeply flawed )] TJ ET BT 473.216 614.512 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Tax Cuts and Jobs )] TJ ET BT 35.000 599.860 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Act)] TJ ET BT 52.340 599.860 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, calling on the Senate to work toward legislation that fixes the problems with H.R.1. The full )] TJ ET BT 35.000 585.208 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(statement reads as follows:)] TJ ET BT 35.000 558.556 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( )] TJ ET BT 38.336 558.556 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(“It is greatly disappointing that the U.S. House of Representatives ignored impacts to the poor and )] TJ ET BT 35.000 543.904 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(families—including those who welcome life through adoption or have more than three children—and )] TJ ET BT 35.000 529.252 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(passed the )] TJ ET BT 97.040 529.252 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)] TJ ET BT 217.760 529.252 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( without needed changes. According to the nonpartisan )] TJ ET BT 35.000 514.600 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(congressional Joint Committee on Taxation \(JCT\), this bill raises taxes on the working poor beginning )] TJ ET BT 35.000 499.948 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in 2023, and simultaneously gives large tax cuts to millionaires. The November 9 letter of the USCCB )] TJ ET BT 35.000 485.296 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(detailed the many deficiencies in the House bill, including the elimination of the personal exemption, )] TJ ET BT 35.000 470.644 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which will hurt larger families, and the repeal of the out-of-pocket medical expenses deduction, which )] TJ ET BT 35.000 455.992 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(will harm those with serious and chronic illness.  While we are grateful that the House restored the )] TJ ET BT 35.000 441.340 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(adoption tax credit, it still repeals an important exclusion for families assisted by their employer to )] TJ ET BT 35.000 426.688 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(adopt children in need, and eliminates incentives for charitable giving. For families working hard for )] TJ ET BT 35.000 412.036 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(economic security, the bill eliminates the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and tax relief for persons )] TJ ET BT 35.000 397.384 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(paying for tuition and student loans, as well as those who retire on disability, among other things. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 370.732 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(While H.R. 1 takes an important step toward strengthening parents’ ability to choose a school that best )] TJ ET BT 35.000 356.080 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(suits their child, its repeal of important provisions that aid both teachers and students in non-)] TJ ET BT 35.000 341.428 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(government elementary and secondary schools should be reversed.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 314.776 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The Senate is currently debating its bill, and the USCCB will release a more detailed analysis shortly. )] TJ ET BT 35.000 300.124 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The Senate must act decisively to avoid the deficiencies in the House legislation, and craft a final bill )] TJ ET BT 35.000 285.472 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that affirms life, cares for the poor, and ensures national tax policy aimed at the common good. Right )] TJ ET BT 35.000 270.820 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(now, the Senate bill does not eliminate many of the tax benefits that the House bill does, and this is )] TJ ET BT 35.000 256.168 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(commendable. 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All Rights Reserved.)] TJ ET Q endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Helvetica /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F4 /BaseFont /Helvetica-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F5 /BaseFont /Helvetica-Oblique /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /ExtGState /BM /Normal /CA 0.3 >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /ExtGState /BM /Normal /ca 0.3 >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Type /ExtGState /BM /Normal /CA 1 >> endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /ExtGState /BM /Normal /ca 1 >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 18 0 R >> endobj 18 0 obj << /Length 2245 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 35.000 748.168 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Senate legislation has also been scored by the JCT as raising taxes on the working poor while giving )] TJ ET BT 35.000 733.516 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(large tax cuts to millionaires. In addition, the Senate proposes to cut additional tax benefits that help )] TJ ET BT 35.000 718.864 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(working families, and these must be fully understood. It is laudable that the Senate tries to incentivize )] TJ ET BT 35.000 704.212 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(paid family and medical leave, but the provision is designed to sunset at the end of 2019.  Although the )] TJ ET BT 35.000 689.560 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Senate bill further expands the child tax credit, the elimination of the personal exemption will cause a )] TJ ET BT 35.000 674.908 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(net loss for larger families.)] TJ ET BT 175.040 674.908 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( )] TJ ET BT 35.000 648.256 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The Senate must work to ensure a legislative process characterized by integrity, one in which )] TJ ET BT 35.000 633.604 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Americans can fully understand the implication of tax proposals which will be voted upon. 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