Flint residents, Congressman Kildee speak out on newly-passed tax bill

Congressman Dan Kildee held a lunch and listen in Flint with residents after the Senate's tax bill narrowly passed Saturday morning.

FLINT, Mich. --The Senate's tax bill narrowly passed Saturday morning, which shows there's a lot of questions and discussion surrounding it.

Local representatives and some residents are speaking out about it.

Congressman Dan Kildee held a lunch and listen in Flint with residents, but he says with the early morning passing of tax legislation, it was the top concern.

"The tax bill that was passed last night is supported by less than a quarter of the American people, but they passed it,” said Kildee.

Residents say they worry about how this tax bill will affect everyday people.

"I think it hurts the middle class, it hurts the poor, it's making us have to pay for the benefits that they're giving to the rich,” said Edith Robbins.

Terri Cross is concerned that the new bill is going to have a negative impact in the future.

"This is solely for donor class solely for one percent and it’s going to hurt us in the future down the line"

Congressman Kildee says many members of the House voted on the bill before they even had a chance to read it.

Republican Congressman Paul Mitchell released a statement saying this bill is one step closer to delivering tax cuts by Christmas.

"The Senate passage of tax legislation brings us one step closer to delivering tax cuts to American families for Christmas. There is still much work to be done as the House and Senate will go to Conference to resolve differences in the legislation.

Throughout this process, I have advocated for a tax reform plan that will benefit all Americans, from families living paycheck to paycheck, to small business owners struggling to make their dream a reality. I will continue to advocate for such a plan and look forward to delivering American families the tax relief they need."

We also reached out to Representative Moolenaar but did not hear back.

The next step is for the House and Senate to attempt to find some common ground with the two tax bills.

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