Hoyer Statement on Extension of Middle Class Tax Cuts

For Immediate Release:

December 23, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after the House passed a two month extension of middle class tax cuts, unemployment insurance, and the Medicare physician payment rate as we continue to work on a longer-term extension:

"Today's vote ensures that on January 1st, 160 million Americans will not see their taxes go up, over 2 million Americans will not lose unemployment insurance as they look for work, and 48 million Americans will not lose access to their doctor. Now we must immediately focus on extending these critical policies for a full year. I am hopeful that Republicans will work with us to do so quickly, and not take Americans to the brink once more."

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