Rubio, Buchanan Brief FL Legislators
WASHINGTON — Congressman Vern Buchanan joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to brief state legislative leaders today on critical issues facing Florida.
Topics discussed during the morning meeting in Senator Rubio’s office included a sweeping reform of the federal tax code and federal-state efforts to improve water quality throughout Florida.
Senator Rubio organized the event, which included state House Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senate President Joe Negron, state Sen. Bill Galvano, chairman of the Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and state Reps. Michael Bileca, chairman of the House Education Committee, Carlos Trujillo, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Jose Felix Diaz, chairman of the House Commerce Committee.
Buchanan, co-chair of the Florida congressional delegation, updated the group on federal efforts to simplify the tax code and lower tax rates for individuals and businesses. The Congressman is a senior member of the powerful tax-cutting House Ways and Means Committee.
“Fixing our broken tax code will boost Main Streets all across Florida,” Buchanan said. “Florida’s economy will expand if we lower tax rates, simplify an overly complex tax code and eliminate unnecessary regulations. We all want to create more high-paying jobs for Floridians and make our state attractive for successful businesses.”
Buchanan (right) talks with Rubio and state lawmakers in Washington