U.S. Representative John Carney (D-DE) released the following statement tonight after House Republicans announced their intention to vote down a payroll tax cut extension passed overwhelmingly by the Senate:
"Tomorrow, House Republicans intend to vote down a payroll tax cut passed overwhelmingly by Senate. Tea Party Republicans are playing games and manufacturing crises.
"The bill passed by the Senate isn't perfect, but it ensures that middle class families don't receive a tax hike in January, and it gives us time to pass a broader package. I hope that House Republicans come to their senses -- and soon."