November 30, 2017

Mother Jones: Elizabeth Warren Just Sent a Scathing Letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin About His Tax Bill Charade

She wants to investigate "alleged economic analysis of the Republican tax plan."

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has been promising for months that his department is working hard on an analysis of a $1.5 trillion tax reform bill currently under consideration by the Senate, noting time and time again that the bill practically pays for itself. He also promised to release the analysis in full. But on Thursday, just a day before the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is wondering: So, where is that assessment?

Earlier in the day, the New York Times reported that legislators haven't seen the analysis and that is likely because it hasn't been done:


So later in the day, the Massachusetts senator sent a sharply worded letter to the Treasury Department's inspector general's office, calling on it to investigate the "alleged economic analysis" of the Republican tax bill.

"Either the Treasury Department has used extensive taxpayer funds to conduct economic analyses that it refuses to release because those analyses would contradict the Treasury Secretary's claims," Warren writes, "or Secretary Mnuchin has grossly misled the public about the extent of the Treasury Department's analysis. I am deeply concerned about either possibility."

Read more on the Mother Jones website here.