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Tell the House to vote ‘no’ on tax bill (updated)

On Nov. 16, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1), a bill that ultimately seeks to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent, paid for on the backs of middle-class working families.

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the House tax bill, if passed, would add $1.5 trillion in new deficits over a decade, triggering mandatory “sequestration” spending cuts worth $136 billion in 2018 alone and including $25 billion in Medicare cuts. Programs such as our CSRS and FERS pensions and our FEHBP health plans would be at high risk for cuts if H.R. 1 advances.

Click here to read NALC President Fredric Rolando’s letter to members of the House of Representatives, urging them to oppose H.R. 1.

NALC urges you to call your House representative now and tell them to oppose H.R. 1 when it comes to the floor. Tell them that this bill does anything but cut taxes and create jobs for middle class families. 

Dial the U.S. Capitol’s switchboard at 202-224-3121 and be ready to provide your ZIP code to get connected.

Be prepared to give your name and your city to whoever answers—and be ready to leave your entire message as a voicemail.

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