Houchin signs pledge to protect taxpayers

SALEM – Erin Houchin has signed the Americans for Tax Reform’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” committing to protect taxpayers from further financial burdens.

Erin Houchin

This pledge signals her commitment to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses” and “oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”

 “Indiana voters are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “I commend Erin Houchin for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and promising to hold the line on taxes. It’s the first step in jump-starting the economy. Senator Houchin has demonstrated her commitment to protecting Hoosiers from tax hikes as the chair of the state legislative Taxpayer Protection Caucus, a group of pledge signers in the legislature, and continues this commitment by signing the Pledge again as she runs for Congress.”

“Throughout my time in the Indiana State Senate, I have maintained a strong commitment to vigorously opposing tax increases, including Indiana’s recent gas tax increase, the largest single tax increase in Hoosier history,” said Houchin. “Our families and businesses are financially burdened enough, and it is time to cut taxes and wasteful spending instead of piling up debt for future generations to pay. I’m proud of my record of supporting honestly balanced budgets and fighting for Hoosiers to keep more of their hard-earned money, and I will continue to do so as a member of Congress.”

Houchin lives in Salem with her husband, Dustin, and their three children.