HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) today lead a roundtable discussion with small business owners and local leaders. The discussion focused on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is benefiting West Virginia workers, small businesses, and families, as well as other solutions that could create jobs, drive economic growth, and prepare students and others to succeed in the workforce.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our communities, which is why helping small businesses grow and succeed was a key part of our tax reform efforts. It’s exciting to hear how the new tax law is already benefiting small businesses, workers, and individuals in Huntington and across the state,” Senator Capito said. “I’m proud of what we accomplished with tax reform, but I also know there is more work to be done. Let’s continue building on the momentum we’ve created, and keep West Virginia moving forward.”

“Tax reform is good news for West Virginia’s hardworking men and women. Every day we hear example after example of employees keeping more of their hard-earned money, as well as businesses reinvesting in their companies and employees. West Virginia is seeing an economic recovery, and we can build on this momentum to create more jobs and more prosperity for all West Virginians,” Representative Jenkins said.

“In the Huntington region, we’re witnessing an increased optimism when it comes to business, and I would suggest that part of that optimism is connected to tax reform,” Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Bissett said. “Whether it puts more money back into the private sector or into the hands of employees, it gives us more opportunity to support and grow our existing businesses here at home, and also increase the incomes of working West Virginians.”





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