WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun's Let States Cut Taxes amendment received a vote during the Senate "vote-a-rama" on the Democrats' budget resolution. This amendment fixes a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act that barred states from returning tax dollars to their constituents through tax cuts.       

The amendment passed with a vote of 86 to 13.

Senator Braun's amendment, originally introduced as a bill with Representative Dan Bishop (NC-09), Let States Cut Taxes repeals that overstep in the American Rescue Plan Act that bans states from cutting taxes and allows Americans to keep more of what they earn through tax cuts.

Earlier this year, Democrats added a provision to the American Rescue Plan Act in the 11th hour that the Senate did not have time to vet.

Under this provision, if states took federal money from the law, they could not lower their taxes in any way through 2024.

Six federal lawsuits have already been filed including in states like Louisiana, Ohio, and Arizona.

West Virginia is leading a lawsuit with an additional 13 states.

Watch Senator Braun introduce the amendment on the Senate floor tonight:
 

Senator Braun Delivering the Speech on the Senate Floor

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Senator Braun's Remarks on the Senate Floor in Support of the Amendment

In the 11th hour, Democrats added a provision to the American Rescue Plan that this body did not have time to vet.

Under this provision, if states took the money, they could not lower their taxes in any way through 2024.

Six federal lawsuits have already been filed including in states like Louisiana, Ohio, and Arizona.

West Virginia is leading a lawsuit with an additional 13 states including New Hampshire and Montana.

States are not happy with this overreach. We can fix this mistake now.

States have the right to cut taxes and we have no right to get in their way.

I introduced the Let States Cut Taxes Act with Dan Bishop of North Carolina to repeal this overstep in the American Rescue Plan. 

A vote for this amendment is a vote to protect states’ power to impose or cut their own taxes.  

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