Today, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) highlighted several tax relief provisions that he fought to provide for hardworking families and small businesses in the 2nd District of Washington. In the past year, Larsen supported legislation that has provided over $200 billion in tax relief and income support to working families and small businesses across America.
"In these tough economic times, hardworking families in Northwest Washington deserve some financial relief. I am proud to have supported one of the largest tax cuts in history that has put hard earned money back in the pockets of 95% of working Americans, including 291,000 families from Everett to Bellingham.
"Since April 15, 2009, I have fought to make key investments in our roads, bridges and highways that have put our friends and neighbors back to work, and to protect consumers from the worst abuses in the health care industry and to make college affordable for thousands of students.
"I have supported legislation that has provided over $200 billion in tax relief to working families and small businesses across America. These tax cuts have created jobs, enabled families to purchase their first home, and helped small businesses get the tools they need to grow and start hiring again.
"Tax breaks I supported have helped save or create as many as 1.4 million jobs across the nation, according to a report released this week by the Council of Economic Advisors.
"Small businesses have enjoyed $40 billion in tax cuts that will help them grow and create jobs.
"Nearly 33,000 families across the state of Washington were able to achieve the dream of homeownership by receiving an $8,000 tax credit thanks to the First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit that I supported.
"And I have fought to end the era of big bank bailouts by voting for legislation that will protect American taxpayers from Wall Street's reckless behavior.