STATEMENT: Ahead of Vote on Republican Tax Bill, Senator Corker Should Release His Tax Returns

Last-Minute Addition of the “Corker Kickback” in GOP Tax Plan Further Enriches Corker Personally, Americans Deserve to Know How Much He Benefits

Monday, December 18, 2017


Washington D.C. — Today, following reports that Republicans in Congress have added new provisions to the Republican tax plan specifically designed to give massive tax breaks to Senator Bob Corker and President Donald Trump, Not One Penny partners released the following joint statement:

“The Republican tax plan is nothing more than a shameful scheme to take from working families to give to the wealthiest Americans, like Bob Corker and Donald Trump. Despite claims to the contrary, it is clear that the last-minute addition of the ‘Corker Kickback’ was slipped into this bill to personally enrich those supporting the plan in exchange for their votes, which Senator Cornyn confirmed. Before he votes on this bill, Corker should release his tax returns — not just hide behind an inadequate financial disclosure. The American people deserve to know exactly how much he stands to gain from a bill that devastates the poor and middle class — and the Senate should halt voting on the bill until they do.”

Nicole Gill, Executive Director of Tax March
Ezra Levin, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible
Anna Galland, Executive Director of Civic Action
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President of Center for American Progress Action Fund