Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of President Obama's call to extend tax cuts for those making up to $250,000 a year:
“I commend the President for standing up for middle-class families by calling for Congress to act swiftly in extending the middle-class tax cut. This is an area where Democrats and Republicans ought to be working together. Instead, Republicans have held hostage the prospect of continuing a lower tax rate for middle-class families in return for tax cuts for the wealthy.
“Middle-class families deserve fiscal certainty. I call on Republicans to set aside their demands that the wealthiest also receive a tax cut, at great cost to our deficit, and work with us to pass an extension for middle-class families to provide that certainty.”