Business Roundtable Statement on House Consideration of the Senate Budget Resolution

October 26, 2017

Washington - Business Roundtable today issued the following statement ahead of the House floor vote on the Senate’s FY2018 budget resolution with reconciliation instructions on tax reform:

“There is a real opportunity to pass tax reform this year and Congress must proceed with urgency,” said Joshua Bolten, President & CEO of Business Roundtable. "Americans are counting on Congress to act now to advance tax reform legislation that will raise wages and spur job creation. A vote today for the budget resolution is a vote for the pro-growth tax reform America needs.”
"Today’s vote will enable both chambers to take up critical legislation that makes the U.S. tax code more competitive and modernizes our international tax system," said Mark A. Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO of EY and Chair of the Business Roundtable Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee. "Congress has the opportunity to level the playing field for American workers and job creators. Now is the time for the House and Senate to dispense with the budget resolution and swiftly work to craft consistent tax bills that can become law before year end.”