• Press Release

Senate Republicans Advance Tax Scam that Favors Ultra-Rich Donors Over Working Women and Families

November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republicans in the Senate Budget Committee advanced their tax scam setting up a likely imminent vote on the Senate floor. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement: 

“Senate Republicans – including Dean Heller – are full steam ahead on their tax scam to give kickbacks to their wealthy donors while making life harder for the middle class. This bill will raise taxes for working women and families, hike health insurance premiums, and explode our country’s debt, all while handing out massive tax favors to the ultra-rich and corporations.” 

“While Dean Heller and Senate Republicans work overtime for their billionaire donors, we are grateful that EMILY's List women in Congress are standing up for their hardworking constituents against this unpopular and costly bill.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to help more women run and win at the local, state, and national levels.