U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre released the following statement regarding today's vote on the payroll tax cut vote:
"Raising taxes on American families is simply the wrong thing to do. That's why I voted for the bi-partisan bill which has already passed the Senate with 89% of the vote. This bill will extend the payroll tax cut to help working families, ensure Medicare patients can still see their doctor, help those who are unemployed, protect our hospitals, and provide a quick decision on the Keystone pipeline that will help with energy independence and job creation. This is a bill that is fully paid for, and will not add to the deficit. It is time for the bickering and finger pointing to stop -- the American people are demanding it and our nation needs it."