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Commissioner Miller Supports U.S. House Bill to Repeal Death Tax (4/16/2015)

AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, authored by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady from Texas.

"The death tax is destroying family farms in America by burdening the heirs of the deceased with tax bills that often force them to downsize, sell or shutter their operations. Taxing farm families out of business jeopardizes our nation’s food, fiber and timber supply. We are living in a time when fewer Americans are entering into the agriculture industry. The death tax needs to go. I appreciate Representative Brady for vigorously advocating a repeal of the death tax and standing up for Texas farming and ranching families.”