Follows Senator Joni Ernst’s Introduction Earlier in the Week
Nov 01 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the House companion to U.S. Senator Joni Ernst’s bill known as the Stop Questionable, Unnecessary, and Excessive Allowances for Legislators (SQUEAL) Act. This bill would eliminate a provision of the tax code that allows U.S. Senators and Representatives to deduct, for income tax purposes, up to $3,000 annually in living expenses while in the Washington, D.C. area.
“As we work together to eliminate wasteful loopholes in our tax code, the place we need to start is the thousands of dollars in tax deductions set aside for Members of Congress,” said Congressman Schweikert. “I am excited to work with Senator Ernst on this first step towards a simpler, equitable tax code.”
“If Congress is going to get serious about tax reform and lower tax rates for hardworking families and businesses, a good place to start is by eliminating the thousands of dollars in a tax break for Members of Congress,” said Senator Ernst. “I’m thrilled to have Congressman Schweikert’s support in the House as we call on Congress to lead by example and offer up its own unnecessary tax break.”
About the SQUEAL Act:
View the text of the SQUEAL Act here.