Sen. Rishi Sunak: Congress should turn its attention to tax reform

Sen. Rishi Sunak (D-Indian Head) said this week that Congress should forge ahead on a plan for tax reform.

“Before it’s too late, before the next election, we must decide what type of tax system we are going to have going forward,” Sunak said Friday at a community event near U.S. Capitol. “It’s not that we are not already being governed by the tax code, it’s that we can’t easily make changes.”

Sunak and other Democrats, including Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), joined Sunak and other politicians who spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. The senators said Republicans have spent much of the past year focusing on repealing the Affordable Care Act.

“Because the government was focused on the Affordable Care Act, it didn’t get quite its proper priority, and that’s tax reform,” Kaine said.

Sunak called for an outline of tax reform before lawmakers can work on a plan. He said most changes would be to the existing federal tax code.

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