SALT LAKE CITY — All four of Utah's representatives in the U.S. House voted Thursday for the $1.5 billion tax bill backed by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress.
The newest member of the state's all-GOP congressional delegation, Rep. John Curtis, said he was "proud to have cast my vote in support of this long-overdue and historic tax reform bill that will help Utah families" by simplifying the tax code.
Curtis, who was sworn into the 3rd District seat Monday, said the bill would also help by "making American business more competitive, and by generating hundreds of thousands of American jobs and producing real economic growth."
Rep. Mia Love said the bill that now heads to the Senate "is one of the rare cases where I can say Washington is truly working for people." Love said the "process is long and complex, but the hard work will be worth it" for the 4th District.
"Our current tax code is gargantuan, complex, riddled with loopholes for lobbyists and kills American job creation. We’re putting an end to that," Love said, while keeping important deductions for charitable giving and mortgage interest.35 comments on this story
Rep. Chris Stewart, who represents the 2nd District, said this is "the first time in decades we are able to provide the American people with a dramatic new tax code that is simple and fair."
Stewart said an average family of four in the district would receive a $1,445 tax cut, noting the child tax credit would increase and other tax benefits would be preserved, helping Utahns "afford some of life's most important investments."
Rep. Rob Bishop of the 1st District said he voted for the bill "because it will save Utahns thousands of dollars each year. Furthermore, the bill contains numerous provisions that bring federal tax policy more in line with Utah values."