Taxes & The Economy

Statement on Final Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund president Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement following final passage of the GOP tax reform bill in Congress: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds today’s historic vote in Congress providing a much needed reform of our tax system. “Providing tax cuts for middle-class American families will expand opportunities for all to […]

Hispanic Leadership Fund Calls on Congress to Drop Puerto Rico Tax Hikes from Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today the Hispanic Leadership Fund sent letters to House and Senate leadership, as well as conferees working on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, calling for the removal of a new tax on certain businesses operating in Puerto Rico. Separate measures in the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act […]

Statement on Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund president Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the U.S. Senate: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds Senators who have committed to much needed reform of our tax system.  Tonight’s passage is a positive and crucial step towards economic growth.  Pro-growth tax reform will […]

Statement on Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund president Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds Members of Congress who have taken an important step toward much needed reform of our tax system. Lower rates for the middle-class, more […]

Statement of the Release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund, issued the following statement from its President Mario H. Lopez, in response to today’s release of the tax reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “We are highly encouraged that the low-overdue process of reforming out nation’s broken tax code is […]

Statement on GOP Tax Reform Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, issued the following statement in response to the tax reform proposal release by President Trump and Congressional leaders: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds the tax reform framework—today’s proposal is the start of much needed reform to fix our country’s broken tax code.  We applaud the […]

HLF Letter to Department of Labor Expressing Concern on “Fiduciary Rule”

This week HLF sent a letter to Secretary Alexander Acosta regarding the department’s pending so-called “Fiduciary Rule,” which was initiated late in the Obama Administration.  Text of the letter is below:   September 12, 2017 [address]   Dear Secretary Acosta: I am writing about the Department’s fiduciary regulation. The recently proposed delay in the application […]

Statement on U.S. Senate Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to today’s pending vote on healthcare vote in the U.S. Senate: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund strongly encourages all Members of the U.S. Senate to move forward on creating a patient-centered healthcare plan that will allow working American families access to more […]