U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement in response to the House's approval of a motion to go to conference in order to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and the physician reimbursement rate for Medicare for a full year:
"Now more than ever, tax certainty is imperative for our nation's employers so that they can provide more opportunities for job-seeking Americans. That is why House Republicans passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act last week to protect all workers from tax increases, rein in government spending and spur job creation. Unfortunately for the American people, Senate Democrats chose to leave town after passing an irresponsible, unworkable two-month payroll tax cut extension that would leave struggling families and businesses with even more uncertainty in the Obama economy.
"For over 200 years, conference committees have effectively resolved differences between the House and Senate. I urge Senate leaders to return to Washington and join us in moving forward in a constructive manner to find solutions to our nation's challenges and create a stable environment for hardworking Americans. It's time to replace the political games with responsible action."