Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement applauding the passage of H.R. 3151, a revised version of the Taxpayer First Act which eliminates corporate giveaways to TurboTax, H&R Block, and other tax-prep companies:

“The passage of the improved Taxpayer First Act is an important victory for working-class families across the nation who deserve quality, accessible and free options for painlessly filing their taxes. For far too long, powerful corporate special interests have cut deals that hurt taxpayers and benefit their bottom line. This legislation disrupts that corrupt system and creates real options for families to file their taxes for free.

“The Progressive Caucus worked hard to address the concerns we had with the original legislation, and we are grateful to Democratic leadership for working with us to strengthen the bill. This revised version makes it clear that families — not special interests — must come first.”