Chief Deputy Majority Whip Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement today after the House voted to send the year-long payroll tax extension bill to Conference:
"The President has said it would be "inexcusable' for Congress not to extend this tax holiday for an entire year. The good news is House Republicans agree. Families and small businesses need a full year of tax relief, not a 60 day band-aid that creates uncertainty. Even policy experts say a two-month extension is unworkable and "cannot be implemented properly.' The fate of a tax hike on 160 million Americans now rests in the hands of the Senate Democrats, and I urge them to return from vacation, appoint conferees, and ultimately work together to get a year-long agreement."