Vice President Mike Pence visits Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) - Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to Western New York on Tuesday.

Pence is in Buffalo to meet with families and small business owners, talking about tax reform. The Vice President is hoping to push Congress to get a plan to the president’s desk.

The White House has proposed eliminating a state and local tax deduction to help pay for proposed tax cuts.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Monday that the proposed plan would hurt the middle class and New York State’s economy.

“The overwhelming majority of middle class families in WNY would get a huge tax increase if this deduction, so valuable to the middle class, is eliminated,” Schumer said.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence), is supportive of the bill, and could be working on an additional compromise to help build GOP support.

“Reforming our nation’s tax code is a once in a generation opportunity that will create jobs and boost our economy like we have never seen before,” he said in a statement to WIVB-TV on Monday. “I’m honored that the Vice President will be joining me tomorrow during his visit to Western New York to talk about the importance of tax reform and the impact that it will have on our region. We are creating a more even playing field for American companies and workers to keep more profits at home and less overseas. We are working to create a fair and simple tax code that is good for families and good for business.”

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