Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) issued the following statement on the passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act.
"The American people have said again and again that it's time to take away the president's credit card and the Job Creation Act does just that. It does not raise taxes, it reduces debt, it extends payroll tax cuts, and it protects the promises we've made to seniors by cutting spending not through job-destroying tax increases. Everything in the Job Creation Act is offset by spending cuts and that's the way things need to be done around here. This isn't our money, it belongs to the American people, and I'm thankful the Job Creation Act allows taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned money. I'm proud this legislation accelerates a decision on the bipartisan Keystone XL energy pipeline. I hope President Obama reconsiders his veto threat of this 100,000 high-paying, domestic-job-creating project."