STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the House Tax Reform Bill

"The bottom line is this: the tax bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today will raise taxes on working families and wreak havoc on our housing market, all for the sake of giving handouts to corporations and the rich. This is a tax increase for Californians that imperils tens of thousands of jobs by raising the cost of our public infrastructure projects, including improvements to the port, airport and transit lines. It would force cuts into key programs that support the social fabric of our nation, making it harder for Angelenos to attain the American Dream.This bill is bad for Los Angeles and bad for Americans." — Mayor Eric Garcetti