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Beaverton School Briefs: Bonamici speaks out on tax plan, and Future Connect is a success for PCC students.

December 12, 2017
In The News

Bonamici speaks out on Republican tax plan

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, along with nearly 50 other Democratic lawmakers, signed a joint letter urging that the Republican tax plan change to support public schools and investments in higher education.

"This partisan tax proposal will have irreversible and lasting consequences for the future of K-12 and higher education," the letter reads. "We urge you to abandon partisan ideology on tax reform to support improved educational opportunity. … Republicans and Democrats agree that access to quality education is essential in empowering all working families to achieve the American dream. We urge you to ensure that federal tax code reflects this shared belief."

In the letter released Friday, Dec. 8, the lawmakers point to improvements that could be made in the area of K-12 public education, including equitable access to quality education, supporting educators, and making higher education affordable and accessible.

To read the entire letter, go to https://bonamici.house.gov/sites/bonamici.house.gov/files/documents/171208Ltr_EdPrioritiesTaxConferees.pdf.