"It is pro-jobs, pro-taxpayer, [and] pro-America." That is how Representative Aaron Bean (R-FL) described the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act in a recent speech on the House floor, which passed the House Wednesday night.
Rep. Bean's brief remark did not leave out any criticism of President Biden's economy, saying it "has taken its toll on Main Streets in Northeast Florida and all across America."
"From stores struggling to jobs lost to limited research and development to chaotic inflation, we are in need of tax relief," Rep. Bean added.
More scathingly, he suggested nobody other than President Biden "genuinely believes our nation is headed in the right direction."
The House Ways and Means Committee passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act in mid-January, which expands tax deductions for business equipment and research and development. Additionally, the Act expands both the Child Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
An additional feature of the bill spoken of by Bean is the end of "COVID giveaways," which refers to the acceleration of filing backdated COVID employee tax credits.
"I have got good news for America: The House has passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act. Help is on the way," Bean concluded.
The bill did not come with opposition from other Republicans, most notably Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Cory Mills (R-FL), who both claimed it would "subsidize blue states."
Rep. Gaetz said the Tax Relief Act expands welfare for illegal immigrants in exchange for business welfare. Meanwhile, Rep. Mills tweeted that he is "not supporting subsidies for blue states by taxing Floridians."
Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) expressed opposition to the Act "reluctantly" because he applauded the ability of Congress to reach agreements on the bill. However, "this legislation comes with provisions that, frankly, the people I represent are tired of. And its provisions that would continue to expand the welfare state."