Rep. Kristi Noem comes to Rapid City to discuss the tax bill

Republicans are calling President Trump's tax plan the biggest tax overhaul in history.

President Trump signed the new tax plan into action right before Christmas, and many were left wondering, how will this affect me?

Representative Krisit Noem was a big part in pushing this bill, and came to Rapid City to discuss the plan and what it means for South Dakotans.

She fielded questions at Black Hills Bagels Wednesday morning to address questions and concerns about the bill.

Democrats argue the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul will be bad for Americans. According to the non-paritisan Institue on Taxation and Economic Policy, the final bill would provide more benfits to the wealthy, but Noem says this isn't true.

The average middle-class family in South Dakota earns $54,000 and Noem says they could save some big bucks.

"Their tax cut would be $1,200 a year," said Noem. "Plus, with growth we will see in economy, they are projecting $4,000 to $5,000 increase in wages so that is life-changing for families in our state."

Noem also used her tour to talk about provisions to the farm bill that expires in September of this year.

"I've got proposals to help make CRP payments, not drive up cash rent rates. Also, allow hay to be donated in a drought situation, make it a normal part of the program so it's not something we have to wait for a declaration to happen on."

Noem is set to visit Brookings, Sioux Falls, Huron, Watertown, Aberdeen and Pierre as part of her statewide Tax Cuts and Jobs Tour.