WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today released the below statement following House passage of H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act:

“Today the House passed critical pro-growth legislation to protect hard-working families from tax increases, while encouraging billions in new investment and job creation. This bill is an important step forward and lays the cornerstone for bold, conservative tax reform next year, which will result in a simpler, fairer tax code. Additionally, this bill provides families and small businesses the long-term certainty and predictability they need by delivering permanent tax relief and allowing taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned money. Plain and simple, when our job creators can plan ahead, they can expand their businesses and create new jobs to help grow a healthy American economy. I would like to commend Chairman Kevin Brady and the Ways and Means Committee for their tireless work in drafting this strong bill to protect hardworking American taxpayers.”