Press Release

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Price Statement on Extension of Tax Provisions


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), Chair of the House Budget Committee in the upcoming 114th Congress and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation extending a package of tax provisions to prevent a tax increase on American families and businesses:


“This extension of certain tax provisions will restore, temporarily, a modicum of certainty for, and prevent a tax increase on, families and businesses. This legislation is no solution to the challenges we face in America’s tax system. It simply buys more time for Congress to forge a long-term agreement on these specific items – some of which should not be extended in the future – and, more importantly, on fundamental tax reform. The House of Representatives has already voted to simplify and make permanent several of these provisions. We have advanced the cause of broader tax reform through discussions and committee activity. As we head into a new year with a new Congress, we must keep our focus on achieving real results and producing a tax code that is simpler and fairer for American families and businesses. This will require the White House to cooperate and work with Congress on what can be a tremendous benefit to America’s economy.”