Plumbing Manufacturers International Applauds House for Approving ‘Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act’

Plumbing Manufacturers International applauds the House of Representatives, which voted 357 to 70 on Jan. 31 to approve H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024.

This bipartisan, bicameral tax framework agreement was developed by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Missouri) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon). H.R. 7024 was approved 40 to 3 on Jan. 19 by the House Ways and Means Committee.

The strong bipartisan House vote for H.R. 7024 clears the way for Senate consideration of the $79 billion tax package,” said PMI CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole. “PMI strongly urges the Senate to approve this legislation in a bipartisan fashion.” Along with more than 250 other associations, PMI has joined the National Association of Manufacturers in voicing approval of the tax package.

The bill includes three important manufacturing priorities that PMI supports and for which it actively lobbied:

  • Restoring immediate R&D expensing for domestic research.
  • Reinstating 100% accelerated depreciation for business capital investments.
  • Returning the U.S. to an interest deductibility standard that supports business growth.

The measure will enable manufacturers to invest in their businesses, create jobs, and compete in the global marketplace. The bill is particularly important for small- and medium-sized manufacturers, many of which experienced significant tax increases as a result of the expiration of pro-growth provisions. The overwhelming majority — 89% — of respondents to the NAM’s Q4 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey said higher tax burdens on manufacturing would make it more difficult for them to hire, buy new equipment, and expand their facilities.

About Plumbing Manufacturers International

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is the trade association of plumbing product manufacturers that produce more than 90% of the United States plumbing products, represent more than 150 iconic brands, and develop safe, reliable, and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies. PMI members contribute more than 464,000 jobs and $85.5 billion in economic impact to America’s economy.

With a vision of safe, responsible plumbing – always, PMI advocates for plumbing product performance contributing to water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, and consumer satisfaction through its Rethink Water initiative and other programs. PMI members manufacture water-efficient toilets, urinals, faucets, showerheads, and other products at more than 70 locations across the country and market them online and in more than 24,000 home improvement stores, hardware stores, and showrooms in all 50 states. For more information on PMI, contact the organization at 1750 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1500, McLean, Va., 22102; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501.

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