July 20, 2021 Press Releases

Gosar, Biggs, and Schweikert Handed Tax Breaks to Wealthy Donors and Big Pharma, So Why Did They Oppose Cutting Taxes for Arizona’s Working Families?

The trio tried to block tax relief for working families through Biden’s expanded Child Tax Credit earlier this year

PHOENIX –– Last week, nearly ninety percent of Arizona’s working families started to feel some much-appreciated tax relief thanks to President Joe Biden’s expanded Child Tax Credit. Under the American Rescue Plan—which passed without a single Republican vote—Arizona families have started receiving $250 to $300 per child per month to help cover the costs of raising children, including everything from child care to school supplies and groceries. 

While President Biden and Democrats in Congress cut taxes for a vast majority of families in the state, every GOP lawmaker opposed expanding the child tax credit. Yet, three of those same Arizona Republicans—Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, and David Schweikert—previously all voted to give the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations a massive tax break. The Trump tax scam they voted for in 2017 slashed the corporate tax rate and dramatically cut taxes for the rich, concentrating the benefits at the top and leaving millions of working families behind. So, when given the chance to provide economic relief to working families and their kids, why did Gosar, Biggs, and Schweikert vote once again against the interests of the families they represent?

“While Reps. Schweikert, Gosar, and Biggs continue to perpetuate the lie about trickle down economics so that they can hand out tax breaks to their wealthy friends and corporate donors, President Biden and Democrats are delivering for those who actually need tax cuts: Arizona’s working and middle-class families,” said ADP Spokesperson Hannah Goss. “These Arizona Republicans are clearly beholden to the rich and unbothered by the fact that the majority of their constituents are now benefiting from a program they voted against. Voters won’t forget that in 2022.” 

Overall, President Biden’s expanded Child Tax Credit is set to deliver direct relief to the families of 1.5 million Arizona children.