Washington DC – Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) spoke on the floor of the House on Monday in favor of the reintroduction and passage of the Taxpayer First Act, of which she was an original cosponsor.
The Taxpayer First Act is a bipartisan bill that implements much-needed modernization of the IRS, improves consumer service, and makes major advances for our most vulnerable, all while reducing the deficit and saving taxpayer dollars.
“Even in a divided government, we are able to put aside partisan bickering and collaborate on common sense measures that will decrease our country’s deficit by more than $36 billion. That’s something to celebrate,” Hill said.
In April 2019, Hill voiced her concerns about a provision in Section 1102 of the original draft of the Taxpayer First Act that prevented the IRS from creating a public tax filing system that would compete with pay-to-file programs, thus prioritizing corporate profit over American taxpayers.
Through Hill’s work with the Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia-), the provision in question was removed from the new version of the bill.
“I am beyond grateful that my concerns with the Free File provision were heard and acted upon. I’m beyond grateful for Congressman Lewis’ leadership on this issue that will save the government money, protect low-income individuals, and give the IRS additional resources to offer many additional much-needed services,” Hill said in a statement on the floor.
Her full statement can be viewed here.
“This is a huge win for people over corporations and I’m proud to be on the front lines of that fight,” Hill said.