Cantor: “Difficult to Predict” If there will be a Middle Class tax hike on January 1st

With less than two weeks until a slew of critical provisions expire—including the payroll tax holiday, unemployment benefits and the Medicare physician payment rate compromise---Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on the floor a few minutes ago; “it is difficult to predict…if or when we may need to return.”

But it is not difficult to predict what would happen if Republican leaders refused to call their members back to finish their work. There would be a middle class tax increase, millions of American would start to lose unemployment benefits just days after Christmas and seniors could lose access to their doctors.

Congress cannot leave for the year without concluding its work on these critical issues.