GOP Senators Call Out ‘Marriage Penalties’ In Democrats’ Spending Bill

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2021
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Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and 32 other GOP senators criticized the Democrats’ reconciliation bill Thursday for including “marriage penalties” in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden.

“Current marriage penalties occur when a household’s overall tax bill increases due to a couple marrying and filing taxes jointly,” the letter explained.

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