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02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 17:31

Davis Visits Litchfield Walmart Employees to Discuss Tax Reform, Increased Wages and Benefits

Litchfield, Ill. -
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) visited Walmart employees in Litchfield on Friday to discuss tax reform, which has provided more than 3 million workers with increased wages, bonuses, and benefits, including paid family leave, 401 (k) contributions, and others. That number continues to grow.

'Walmart is just one of more than 100 companies who are investing in their employees as a result of tax reform,' Davis said. 'Workers across the 13th district are now seeing more money in their paychecks partly because Washington is withholding less, but also because employers, like Walmart, are using their tax savings to raise wages and expand benefits.'

Walmart recently joined nearly 200 employers across the country announcing increased benefits to employees because of tax reform. The largest company in the world announced it will raise starting hourly wage rates to $11, provide $1,000 bonuses to employees, and expand maternity and parental leave benefits.

There are 16 Walmart stores in the 13th district. For more information about Walmart's investment in their employees, click here.

Over 3 million workers have seen the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and over $3 billion has been paid in bonuses. Click here for a list of companies who have given bonuses, increased wages or expanded benefits as a result of tax reform.