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Congressman Warren Davidson

Representing the 8th Congressional District of Ohio

Tax Reform

There is no way to tax the economy to growth. 

Our tax system is burdensome, complex, and administered by an out-of-control IRS. Big businesses and the well connected hire high-priced lawyers, accountants, and lobbyists to game the system, while everyday Americans and small businesses are left footing the bill. Meanwhile, we live in an increasingly competitive global environment, where our competitors are gaining an ever-increasing market share.

We need fundamental tax reform that lowers rates, simplifies the system, and eliminates special interest breaks and loopholes.

Since the great recession, the economy produced only anemic economic growth. This isn’t the fault of Americans, who are the hardest working people in the world. It’s the fault of our tax system which encourages companies to move overseas to remain competitive.

Our tax code should be a competitive advantage to business based in the United States. The American economy is being held back by our antiquated tax code. Once it is reformed, our economy will flourish again.


More on Tax Reform

October 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, today U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) sat down with NPR to discuss his viewpoints on tax reform. Davidson supports the tax reform framework that was introduced by President Donald Trump and Congress.

Listen to the interview here.

The following is an excerpt from the interview which aired today, Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

October 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Warren Davidson is introducing the Market Data Protection Act in the House which directs the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Thesys Technologies to accelerate its cybersecurity risk controls before collecting data in the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) to prevent future hacker attacks.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Warren Davidson is praising actions of President Trump’s Treasury Department for announcing it will formally withdraw regulations that would have increased the death tax by as much as 30 percent. In praising today’s actions, Davidson is now calling for Congress to fully repeal the death tax.

May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump, today, released the 2018 Budget, The New Foundation for American Greatness. Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) released the following statement after receiving the budget on the House Floor as Speaker Pro Tempore: “We cannot bankrupt America. Finally, it appears we have a president who takes this problem seriously. President Trump’s budget bends the out of control spending curve in the right direction by making good on his promises to reform mandatory spending, cut wasteful programs, and balance the budget. This is a serious proposal to begin addressing our nation’s fiscal crisis. Congress must now do our part and muster the political will to balance the budget, address our debt crisis, and get our economy growing again. It is not compassionate to bankrupt America.”
April 6, 2017 Press Release
The Supporting America's Innovator's Act (H.R. 1219) passed today with bipartisan support garnering 417 votes. Earlier this morning, Rep. Davidson (R-OH) offered the following comments on the floor of the House of Representatives encouraging the bill's passage: "It is nice to come here and see something that is truly collaborative and under way to help business. Prior to coming to congress last year, I spent the past 16 years growing manufacturing companies in Ohio. I know firsthand how difficult it is to acquire capital to start and operate and grow small businesses. Businesses that overcome these challenges are faced with numerous regulatory roadblocks that further hinder their growth. Many of those have come at the hands of regulatory frameworks like Dodd-Frank. But this bi-partisan measure that we are talking about today has the opportunity to help the challenges with capital acquisition that government has created and continuous to create."
February 28, 2017 Press Release
On overall speech: “I agree with the president’s primary message that America’s best days are ahead of us. The first thing lawmakers must accomplish is to follow through on our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Congress passed a repeal in the past, and we should do so again. We must be bold, and not succumb to half measures that keep key pillars of Obamacare or create new programs in their wake.
January 21, 2017 Press Release
“I am anxious to restore the Article I powers our Constitution places in Congress. We pass the laws, and the Executive Branch executes them. Former President Obama took a bad trend to new levels, boasting of governing by cell phone and pen. President Trump is using executive authority to restore that balance and end that era of bad policy and bad precedent.
January 5, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) today reintroduced the Protect Family Farms and Businesses Act in the House and Senate, which would prevent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) bureaucrats from ignoring 25 years of tax precedent and unilaterally reinterpreting death tax law.
November 16, 2016 Op-Ed
What is your American Dream? For millions of Americans, starting a business or farm is an integral part of their Dream and their own identity. Someone starts with an idea and after years of hard work and ingenuity, they turn their idea into reality. Their small businesses create jobs for millions of people across America in the process. Unfortunately, the American Dream is being dismantled by business-strangling taxes and regulations. The latest U.S. Census Bureau data reports that while 400,000 new businesses are created annually, 470,000 fail. It should be no surprise then that over half of our next generation tell pollsters they think the American Dream is dead.
September 29, 2016 In The News
We all knew President Barack Obama’s lame-duck presidency would be bad, but for the millions of Americans who work at family farms and businesses, it’s about to get a lot worse.
As Heritage Foundation tax expert Curtis Dubay wrote at The Daily Signal, Obama is trying to sneak in a tax hike in his twilight days. His Treasury Department unveiled midnight regulations that effectively would increase the death tax to 30 or 40 percent.