Schumer Names Senate Democratic Conferees to GOP’s Tax Scam Conference

December 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today named Senate Democrats to serve on a conference committee of Senate and House versions of the GOP tax legislation.

“Rather than rush a partisan bill through the Congress that will have a devastating effect on millions of Americans, Republicans should work in a bipartisan way to achieve tax reform that actually benefits the middle class in this country, not the wealthiest or biggest corporations. We have a responsibility to the American people get this right, so I hope my Republican colleagues on the Conference Committee will stop their sham process and finally engage with Democrats in a transparent, thoughtful debate to reform the tax code without saddling the next generation of leaders with larger deficits and debts, limiting our ability to make the kind of investments we need to be making in education, infrastructure, and scientific research.”

Schumer announced the Senate Democratic Conferees to the conference committee will be as follows:

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Finance and member of Senate Committees on Energy and Natural Resources and the Budget

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the Budget and member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Member of the Senate Committee on the Budget

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Member Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Member of the Senate Committee on Finance

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Member of the Senate Committees on Finance, Energy and Natural Resources and the Budget

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Member of the Senate Committee on Finance

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Member of the Senate Committee on Finance