We see movement at the federal level, too. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., are sponsoring legislation that would repeal the death tax, which Americans for Prosperity has endorsed. The House bill has over 200 co-sponsors, signaling wide support in Washington for repealing this harmful tax.
It is time for government to stop treating death as a taxable event. On behalf of over 2 million activists in all 50 states, AFP calls on Congress to bring this legislation to the floor and fully repeal this onerous tax.
Thomas Fletcher is a policy analyst at Americans for Prosperity.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.