WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Tuesday urging House leadership to prioritize tax reform and a balanced budget amendment on the legislative calendar: 

“While our nation faces many challenges, perhaps none is more pressing than that of growing our economy. The positive impact of strong, sustained economic growth has the potential to not only help families make ends meet, but address number of other pressures we face. As such, Congress should place a priority on rebuilding our economy, beginning with enacting meaningful tax reform and reining in government spending. To ensure robust, inclusive growth lawmakers must simultaneously make our convoluted tax code flatter and fairer, while forcing Washington to spend within its means. As a Certified Public Accountant and an independent voice for my constituents, I stand ready to support tax reform that helps Bucks and Montgomery county families and speak out for a balanced budget amendment; I urge House leadership to join me.”

Tomorrow, Fitzpatrick and the House Small Business Committee will participate in a hearing to examine how the current tax code operates as a barrier to business creation and growth. More information and a live stream of the hearing is available HERE.