Dr. Benishek: “Will Vote ‘Yes’ on ‘Tax Relief and Job Creation Act’”

WASHINGTON, DC:  Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) today released the following statement:

“I plan to support the legislation being considered in the House of Representatives today because it makes needed federal government reforms and contains job creating components to bolster private sector hiring. 

Though there is plenty for both sides to dislike in this bill, I believe it represents a sensible compromise by extending the current 2% reduction in payroll taxes for 170 million American workers without adding a dime to the national debt and without raising taxes when this country’s economy can least afford it.  Additionally, I am pleased the legislation supports the Keystone Pipeline project, a bipartisan job-creating measure that will further improve America’s relationship with Canada. 

I believe people in Northern Michigan don’t care which party wins political fights in Washington, but instead simply want to see action from Congress that grows the economy and protects taxpayer dollars. My hope is that the House and Senate can work together to deliver a pro-growth bill to the President’s desk that makes reforms to the federal government and helps improve this nation’s economy.”

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To read the text of the “Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act” (H.R. 3630), click here

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