The Reforming America’s Taxes Equitably (RATE) Coalition – whose affiliated companies represent over 30 million employees in all 50 states – released the following statement in support of President Trump’s appointment of Lawrence Kudlow:

“We are extremely encouraged by the appointment of Lawrence Kudlow as director of the National Economic Council. Kudlow’s economic expertise – which stems from a distinguished career of service in the public sector and success in the private sector – will benefit an agenda that’s already producing tremendous results for the American people.

“Throughout the historic push for tax reform, Kudlow was an important ally in transforming once-in-a-generation legislation into law. As a direct result of the competitive corporate rate established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, nearly 450 businesses of all sizes rewarded their workers and customers with tax reform bonuses, wage increases, 401(k) contributions, and lower utility rates.

“Particularly following last week’s announcement by Senate Democrats – in which it was revealed that they have their sights set on hiking taxes – Kudlow’s voice is now needed more than ever. We applaud President Trump for this appointment and very much look forward to working with Kudlow to make America’s new competitive edge even stronger.”