The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to repeal the death penalty, which has unfairly targeted family run businesses. U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin released this statement concerning his vote on the bill:
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Congressman Bruce Poliquin released the following statement:
“Family-owned farms, fisheries and wood products companies are vital to the Second District’s economy and community. This vote is a vote for their jobs and our economy.
“It’s not fair for hard-working Maine families to start and grow their small businesses, and to pay taxes along the way, to find the IRS knocking on their doors to pay the despised death tax upon the passing of the senior family members.
“These family-owned farms, fisheries, and wood products companies provide tens of thousands of jobs and better futures for our Maine families. I’m proud to be part of the effort to repeal the destructive death tax and grow our economy.”