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Jul 26 2013


Senator Sends Letter to Senators Baucus, Hatch, Seeking Reform Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator Jay Rockefeller today stated his top priority for tax reform is to reduce income inequality and help those Americansvcurrently living in poverty.

“Tax reform gives us an opportunity to do enormous good if we canvremain focused on what our real priorities should be,” Rockefeller said. “Toovmany Americans are living in poverty. Through responsible tax policies, we canvimprove the lives of these families and help them climb the economic ladder.”

Rockefeller today responded to a call from Senate Finance CommitteevChairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who lastvmonth asked their Senate colleagues to provide proposals for tax reform.vRockefeller is a longstanding member of the Senate Finance Committee and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health.

Rockefeller added that he will not support a deal that avoidsvraising significant revenue, pointing to the $975 billion in the Senate-passed budget as a suitable revenue target.

Read Rockefeller’s letter to Baucus and Hatch by clicking here.