A Republican-aligned group is continuing its push to build support for tax reform with a new multi-million dollar effort targeting 23 congressional districts across the U.S., including two in New York.
The American Action Network's $2.5 million ad campaign will include commercials airing in the 22nd and 24th congressional districts held by two Republicans, U.S. Reps. Claudia Tenney and John Katko.
The TV ad campaign follows radio ads that aired in three New York districts.
American Action Network's TV ad features the Pratt family from Wisconsin. The Pratts own a small business and discussed the need for reform to address the nation's "unfair and complex tax system."
"Hard-working families and small businesses know far too well the burden the current tax code places on them," said Corry Bliss, executive director of the American Action Network.
"Working families have had to stretch their paychecks to make ends meet for long enough, it's time for Congress to do their part and make our tax code simpler, fairer and with lower rates. Now is the time for lawmakers to work together and deliver much needed relief."
Tax reform is one of the issues on the GOP agenda for the remainder of 2017. With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, the party is hopeful that they can achieve significant changes to the tax code.
President Donald Trump has indicated that tax reform is one of his top priorities. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are also want to improve the tax structure.
GOP leaders hoped to finalize an agreement on tax reform before the end of the year, but that may be difficult now that two hurricanes have hit the U.S. over the last few weeks.
Another challenge is a long-term spending bill will need to be passed by mid-December to avoid a government shutdown.
Several rank-and-file members of Congress, though, have expressed their support for tax reform. Katko, R-Camillus, and Tenney, R-New Hartford, both believe reforming the tax code will benefit their districts.