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Irresponsible Senate

by Candice Miller on December 19, 2011

Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 3:18 PM
Miller: Irresponsible Senate
Posted by Henry Payne (The Detroit News)
Michigan Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, on Harry Reid’s Senate and its two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday:
“How irresponsible for the U.S. Senate to pass only a two-month extension and then adjourn, essentially saying since they want to go home for Christmas the U.S. House must either take it or leave it. House Republicans will be back in Washington tomorrow working to pass a responsible one-year extension as we passed just this past week. We obviously expect the Senate to come back to Washington to finish this important work. By only doing the bare minimum, they have essentially created more uncertainty.
“Hard-working middle-class Americans deserve to know they can count on a full one-year payroll tax holiday; unemployed Americans should be able to count on needed support when looking for a job, while sensible reforms are made to the overall system; and our doctors treating Medicare patients and patients receiving that care deserve a full two-year guarantee as the U.S. House had proposed. Two months only prolongs the pain and uncertainty. We should get this all done now while also keeping in mind the need for additional job creation and energy security by directing that a quick decision be made on licensing the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline is something that a majority of Americans want and a decision our nation deserves now.
“We would remind the Senate that there are still two weeks left in the year. House Republicans understand that the American people want us to get our work done and not kick this decision down the road. The House will be working in Washington until the needed certainty is brought home to our constituents.”

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