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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today made the following statement following the passage of tax reform legislation in the Senate:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today urged his colleagues to take swift action to permanently repeal the federal tax on medical devices, which is set to go back into effect one month from today on January 1, 2018.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today spoke on the House floor about the need to permanently repeal the medical device tax.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today, along with seventeen other freshman members of Congress, led a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) urging consideration of a bill to permanently repeal the medical device tax.
“Repealing the medical device tax is too important to our constituents and small businesses not to act immediately,” the congressmen said in the letter.
The full text of the letter:
January 31, 2017
The Honorable Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today voted to pass a budget resolution that begins the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The legislation passed the House 227 to 198.
Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced that the first piece of legislation he originally co-sponsored is H.R. 184, a bill to permanently repeal the federal tax on medical devices.
“The medical device industry is extremely important to northeast Indiana, and I strongly support a permanent repeal of the medical device tax. This tax hurts consumers, restricts innovation and jeopardizes Hoosier jobs. I am committed to permanently repealing this damaging tax.”
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today called on Congress to fully repeal Obamacare.
“Obamacare is the definition of government overreach, and Congress finally has a chance to repeal and replace it,” Banks said. “The people spoke when they elected a Republican Congress and White House, and they don’t want a modified version or a partial repeal. My constituents have been loud and clear: they want to get rid of Obamacare altogether. I strongly support a full repeal of this unaffordable law and believe Congress must strike while the iron is hot.”