WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House finalized a tax package that will slash the taxes of corporations and line the pockets of the wealthiest Americans while doing almost nothing for Americans most in need. The bill passed the Senate earlier and Trump is expected to sign it into law.

Ben Schreiber, Senior Political Strategist at Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following response:

Today Congress sent Donald Trump a trillion dollar giveaway to corporations and billionaires that will increase inequality while cutting protections for clean air and safe water. Trump will soon take to the Rose Garden to celebrate his graft.

This tax bill advances Trump’s fossil fuel-driven agenda. There is no doubt that Republican leaders will use the deficits this bill worsens to push for cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid and environmental safeguards that protect public health. This tax bill is wildly unpopular with Americans and we will help ensure that everyone who voted for it is held accountable the next time they are up for election.

Expert contact: Ben Schreiber, (202) 280-8743, bschreiber@foe.org
Communications contact: Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, ejensen@foe.org.