AFP-SD Commends President Trump for Signing Historic Tax Reform into Law

Dec 22, 2017 by AFP

Grassroots group praises efforts by Senators Rounds and Thune and Congresswoman Noem
for delivering bold tax cuts

Pierre, SD – Americans for Prosperity-South Dakota is applauding President Trump for signing the landmark tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, into law today. The group is extending additional praise on the steadfast efforts by Senator Thune and Congresswoman Noem, whose efforts as members of the Conference Committee helped deliver this once-in-a-generation victory for all taxpayers.

With the work and dedication of Congress, President Trump has delivered on his promise to reform the tax code into a simpler, fairer system that benefits American families and businesses.  In fact, the bill is already producing the benefits proponents claimed it would.  Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bancorp, AT&T, Comcast, and Boeing have announced they will make millions of dollars of charitable investments and bonuses and wage increases for employees as a result of the tax bill signed into law.

AFP-SD State Director Don Haggar issued the following statement:

“It has been a long road, but today is a monumental victory for South Dakotans and hard-working taxpayers across America. President Trump delivered on his promise to cut taxes and provide a fairer, simpler tax code that will grow the economy, create more jobs, and let workers keep more of their paychecks is the culmination of a united effort by Congress and the President. We will now be working to ensure that South Dakotans understand how this bill will improve their lives.  Indeed, the effects of this bill are already being seen, and Americans will benefit from the economic growth, job creation, and wage growth this bill brings for years to come.”


AFP’s 36 state chapters held more than 100 grassroots events throughout the summer and fall, which saw the organization partner with local communities, elected officials and policy experts to highlight the beneficial impact of comprehensive tax reform.

During “Days of Action” hosted by AFP, grassroots activists knocked on tens of thousands of doors and made hundreds of thousands of phone calls – ultimately contacting 1.8 million Americans to generate support for tax reform.

AFP and other grassroots leaders hosted press conferences throughout the year with major stakeholders in the tax reform debate such as Rep. Meadows and Senators Perdue, Tillis and Heller, in addition to holding events with White House Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short in support of tax reform. These gatherings were crucial to fostering unity and momentum in Washington for this once-in-a-generation opportunity to unrig the economy.

In Washington, the group’s government affairs team advanced AFP’s vision in over 1,000 meetings with congressional leaders and assembled more than a robust group of coalition partners in support of tax reform. The group also issued key vote alerts to hold lawmakers in the House and Senate accountable for crucial efforts to advance tax reform.