Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement regarding the passage of the two month extension of the Payroll Tax Cut:
"Today, the voices of the American people resounded in the halls of Congress: loud and clear. The middle class called for the extension of the payroll tax cut and cooler heads prevailed, with Congress passing a two month extension of the tax cut. I am thankful to President Barack Obama for standing firm with the American people in calling for House Republicans to pass the bi-partisan Senate agreement that will give 160 million Americans a tax cut, 2.2 million Americans access to unemployment benefits and 48 million seniors on Medicare access to their doctors. As we move forward to work out a long term extension of the Payroll Tax Cut, I call on my Republican colleagues to put their political agendas aside and focus on what is right for the American people."