U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, MI-08, today voted to pass tax relief for America's middle class, measures to create private sector jobs and extending unemployment benefits for those who cannot find work.
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act will cut taxes for anyone who earns a paycheck in America. The legislation also cuts spending by $89 billion in part by eliminating wasteful programs and freezing the pay of members of Congress and federal workers.
"As Michigan families sit around their kitchen table this Christmas season, they can take comfort in knowing that their federal taxes will not go up on January 1 under this bill," Rogers said. "I am committed to being part of the solution by getting the government out of the way so that the private sector can get America back to work."
The bill would additionally provide new incentives for creating jobs by extending 100 percent business expensing, removing burdensome EPA regulations and taking action on the bipartisan Keystone XL energy pipeline that would create up to 20,000 direct and indirect jobs.
"The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act cuts taxes for 168 million Americans without raising taxes on jobs creators," Rogers said. "Putting more money in people's pockets should result more foot traffic in small businesses on Main Street, and hopefully will result in more job opportunities for them."