"The Republican-Trump Tax Bill is an unconscionable handout to millionaires and billionaires paid for by working families from cities and towns like Cranston, Warwick, Providence and every other part of Rhode Island. Senate leaders forced a vote without any debate while Americans were fast asleep and the ballpoint ink on the amendments was barely dry.
"This bill puts Rhode Islanders' access to affordable health insurance at risk and it will potentially threaten vital funding for public infrastructure, small business loans, job training and public education.
"As Governor, I will continue to stand with working Rhode Islanders. In recent years in our state, we've cut the car tax, increased the minimum wage and given retirees much needed tax relief. National Republican leaders and their standard-bearers in Rhode Island are giving the wealthiest people in our nation a tax cut while standing on the backs of working and middle class Rhode Island families."