Press Releases

AEI’s James Pethokoukis: “Marco Rubio And Mike Lee Have Cooked Up The First Great Tax Cut Plan Of The 21st Century” (James Pethokoukis, Op-ed, “Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have cooked up the first great tax cut plan of the 21st century,” The Week, 3/5/15)

  • Pethokoukis: “[R]epresents a long-overdue attempt to modernize the party’s stale, 1980s-era policy agenda.” (James Pethokoukis, Op-ed, “Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have cooked up the first great tax cut plan of the 21st century,” The Week, 3/5/15)
  • Pethokoukis: “They would immediately attack income stagnation for the middle-class. And they would transform the income tax code into a consumption tax code, which economists tend to agree would promote more investment and long-run economic growth.” (James Pethokoukis, Op-ed, “Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have cooked up the first great tax cut plan of the 21st century,” The Week, 3/5/15)

YG Network’s John Murray: “Rubio-Lee Tax Reform Is What US Needs” (John Murray, Op-Ed, “Rubio-Lee tax reform is what US needs,” CNBC, 3/5/15)

  • Murray: “We’re glad to see Senators Lee and Rubio leading the charge for pro-growth, pro-family reform in Washington.” (John Murray, Op-Ed, “Rubio-Lee tax reform is what US needs,” CNBC, 3/5/15)
  • Murray: “[These t]ax reform that will grow our economy and help working middle-class families get their finances back on track. It’s good news for Main Street — and for Wall Street.” (John Murray, Op-Ed, “Rubio-Lee tax reform is what US needs,” CNBC, 3/5/15)
  • Murray: “[T]o call the plan pro-growth is an understatement.” (John Murray, Op-Ed, “Rubio-Lee tax reform is what US needs,” CNBC, 3/5/15)
  • Murray: “The Lee-Rubio plan delivers much-needed tax relief and fairness to working families, letting them keep more of what they earn in order to meet their household priorities.” (John Murray, Op-Ed, “Rubio-Lee tax reform is what US needs,” CNBC, 3/5/15)
  • Murray: “Rubio and Lee’s efforts to put U.S. businesses on a more level playing field with their foreign competitors will help them grow, innovate, and create middle-class jobs.” (John Murray, Op-Ed, “Rubio-Lee tax reform is what US needs,” CNBC, 3/5/15)

Commentary’s Peter Wehner: “[A]n outstanding tax plan.” (Peter Wehner, Op-Ed, “Republicans Who Are Rising to the Challenge,” Commentary, 3/5/15)

  • Wehner: “[T]he key thing to take away from this effort, I think, is that it would lesson the tax burden on working families and businesses, and in doing so provide help to the middle class and promote economic growth.” (Peter Wehner, Op-Ed, “Republicans Who Are Rising to the Challenge,” Commentary, 3/5/15)
  • Wehner: “This is a model approach for Republicans, whether they are running for president, the House or Senate, governor, or state legislator: To put forward ideas that are substantive and specific, bold, and address to the needs and challenges of our time. By which I mean they will actually and materially improve the conditions of ordinary Americans.” (Peter Wehner, Op-Ed, “Republicans Who Are Rising to the Challenge,” Commentary, 3/5/15)

Washington Times: “[E]mbraces both pro-growth and pro-family concerns and simplifies the mess that is the current federal tax code.” (Editorial, “Getting started on tax reform,” Washington Times, 3/5/15)

  • Washington Times: “This is a bold answer to the public cry that somebody ought to do something about the tax code.” (Editorial, “Getting started on tax reform,” Washington Times, 3/5/15)

Reihan Salam: “[I]t is a successful example of conservative political entrepreneurship.” (Reihan Salam, Op-Ed, “Why Lee-Rubio Matters,” National Review Online, 3/5/15)