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Reichert Reaffirms Support for a Full-Year Payroll Tax Cut Extension

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Washington, December 20, 2011 | Charles McCray III ((206) 484-1033) | comments
Washington, DC, Dec 20 – Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) released the following statement after reaffirming his support for a full-year payroll tax cut extension by supporting a measure that asks the Senate to return to Washington, DC to complete its work:

"Today, the U.S. House of Representatives insisted on providing seniors, struggling businesses, and working families with certainty through 2012,” said Reichert.  “The public policy we are debating is too important to leave unresolved over a holiday vacation.  Seniors need care.  The jobless need temporary assistance.  Families and businesses will need tax relief in the coming year.

“That is why, last week, I helped the House pass a fully offset, bipartisan package that would have taken care of these legislative loose ends.  I was disappointed that HR 3630 failed in the Senate but I’m not giving up on the effort or my constituents.  I am ready to fight for a year-long solution and won’t settle for a short-term political fix.  The President has said it is inexcusable to let these provisions expire.  I agree.”
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