Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Wednesday, commending passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“Congress took an historic step today with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In the more than three decades since the tax code was overhauled in 1986, the global economy has become faster-paced and more interconnected, pitting Iowa's workforce and job creators against international competition. Iowans deserve a fairer, simpler, more competitive tax code, and I commend Congress, particularly members of the Iowa delegation, and the administration for working tirelessly to get that done.”