Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On Payroll Tax Cut Votes And House Republican Plan

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted against giving a tax cut to middle-class families and asking millionaires to pay their fair share:

“Republicans showed yet again that they are more interested in passing tax cuts for millionaires than tax cuts for the middle class. Senate Republicans rejected two proposals to give middle-class families a tax cut.  And House Republican leaders had to entice their members into supporting their proposal by weighing it down with a laundry list of policies whose sole purpose are scoring points against President Obama.

“House Republicans’ bill is a partisan joke that has no chance of passing the Senate, but middle-class families facing a thousand-dollar tax hike on January 1st are not laughing. Instead of playing political games, Congress should work to find common ground. In the days ahead, I intend to do exactly that.”