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An Example of a Letter to Mail, Fax, or E-mail Your Representative Regarding the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001 (H.R. 3)

Mailed or Faxed Correpondence...

To A Representative:

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (last name):

An accelerated version of President Bush's across-the board reduction in income rates, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001 (H.R. 3) was passed by the Committee on Ways and Means on March 1, 2001. The measure would provide $960 billion over 10 years in tax relief.

An increased marginal tax rate can discourage workers from investing more time in labor because their added income will be subject to a higher tax. On the other hand, a lower marginal tax rate may result in increased economic activity for the taxpayer who benefits from a reduced rate of tax.

The simple reason why tax cuts are needed is that taxes are just too high. Federal tax revenue as a percentage of the economy reached a historic peak - 20.4 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 1999. Federal income taxes, which increased to 9.9 percent of the GDP in 1999 from 7.8 percent in 1994, compromised a significant portion of the increasing federal revenue. In 1999, the average federal income tax rate on all taxable returns was 15.3 percent - the highest level since the mid-1980's.

As your constituent, I encourage you to support the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001 (H.R. 3).

Thank you for your consideration to support this bill.

Sincerely,

(Your Name*)

*Be sure to include your complete address in the letter.

E-mail Correspondence...

The following format should be used in the body of your message:

Your Name
Address
City, State  Zip Code

Dear (Title) (last name),

An accelerated version of President Bush's across-the board reduction in income rates, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001 (H.R. 3) was passed by the Committee on Ways and Means on March 1, 2001. The measure would provide $960 billion over 10 years in tax relief.

An increased marginal tax rate can discourage workers from investing more time in labor because their added income will be subject to a higher tax. On the other hand, a lower marginal tax rate may result in increased economic activity for the taxpayer who benefits from a reduced rate of tax.

The simple reason why tax cuts are needed is that taxes are just too high. Federal tax revenue as a percentage of the economy reached a historic peak - 20.4 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 1999. Federal income taxes, which increased to 9.9 percent of the GDP in 1999 from 7.8 percent in 1994, compromised a significant portion of the increasing federal revenue. In 1999, the average federal income tax rate on all taxable returns was 15.3 percent - the highest level since the mid-1980's.

As your constituent, I encourage you to support the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001 (H.R. 3).

Thank you for your consideration to support this bill.

Sincerely,

(Your Name)

REMINDER: It is proper to address the Chair of a Committee or the Speaker of the House when writing them as...

Dear Mr. Speaker:

or

Dear Mr. Chairman or Madam Chairwoman:

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