03.15.21

Daines, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reverse Ban on State Tax Cuts in $1.9T Package

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the “State Fiscal Flexibility Act” to remove a section in the massive and wasteful $1.9 trillion package that prohibits states from providing tax relief. This legislation will give power back to the states to decide when to cut taxes and get Montana’s economy back up and running.  

“The Democrats used the ‘COVID relief’ package as a way to usher in a new era of big government and crush the independence of state governments in the process,” Daines said. “To punish states that offer their citizens tax relief is a shameful federal overreach and has nothing to do with combatting the pandemic. I will continue pushing back against the Left’s attempts to raise taxes and expand Washington’s power at the expense of Montana taxpayers.”

In addition to Senator Daines, Finance Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Senators James Risch (R-Idaho), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) are original co-sponsors of the measure.

To read the full text, click HERE. 

Background:

Senator Daines has been leading the fight for fiscal responsibility in the U.S. Senate. He recently voted against the Democrats’ massive wasteful spending package and their liberal wish list. Read the release HERE.