Congressman McHenry believes in lowering the tax burden on American workers, families and small businesses. As a Member of Congress, and previously as a State Representative in North Carolina, he has never voted for a tax increase. That's why Patrick McHenry is recognized as a "Hero of the Taxpayer" by Americans for Tax Reform.
The complex U.S. tax code, which penalizes working families and small businesses, must be simplifed and reformed. All options, except tax increases, should be on the table. In the meantime, Congressman supports permanently eliminating the death tax, reforming the alternative minimum tax, allowing tax-free savings for working Amnericans, and enabling small businesses to fully deduct their expenses.
Congressman McHenry voted to extend the Bush era tax cuts in 2010. This protected hard working Americans from across-the-board increases in federal income taxes, higher taxes on retirement and pension accounts, a 50% reduction in the child tax credit, and return of the marriage tax penalty. He also voted against a tax increase favored by President Obama in 2013.