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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

Congressman Tom Garrett Floor Speech on Federal Historic Tax Credit

November 16, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 16, 2017)—Today, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) delivered remarks on the Federal Historic Tax Credit following passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Following are Congressman Garrett's remarks:

"Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the realm of humanity, that which is cobbled together by humans, is rarely perfect and so, too, the tax reform that we undertook today is not perfect. However, it was overdue and it’s good and candidly any legislation contemplated that was last addressed when I weighed 112 pounds and had a full head of hair is long since overdue. Having said that, I can find some fault and I would submit that it is with the confidence and belief in the leadership of this chamber and the relevant committees that we will discuss the maintenance of the historic preservation tax credit which is included in the Senate version of this bill that I cast my ballot today. I think that’s a worthwhile investment in revitalizing downtrodden areas and I want to make my voice known publicly, loudly and on the record and I also hope that members of this body on both sides of the aisle would consider the opportunity for students to remove themselves from the dark cloud of student loan debt by virtue of reviewing the Student Security Act that will be unveiled here within the next 24 hours. With that I yield back my time."

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