Senate Democrats

Schumer Statement On Senate Approval Of Package To Extend Middle-Class Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Friday after the Senate approved a bipartisan compromise to extend a middle-class tax cut and jobless benefits:

“This shows that even in an election year, this divided Congress can still accomplish something to help boost the economy. Republicans may not have preferred to extend this tax cut, but they were powerless to oppose it given its popularity and the power of the President’s bully pulpit. We will be seeking to replicate this dynamic with other jobs measures in the months to come.”