This week in Washington, House Republicans continued our efforts to get the American people back to work by passing the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. As American families continue struggling to make ends meet in the Obama economy, I am committed to protecting all workers from tax increases and putting an end to reckless government spending. This common-sense legislation extends the current payroll tax relief for hardworking Americans while protecting Social Security, reforms and extends the federal unemployment insurance program and includes a two-year paid for "doc fix' to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to doctors.
My colleagues and I remain dedicated to taking every step possible to spur job creation and empower small businesses to thrive in the free enterprise system. That is why this legislation includes provisions to jump-start the Keystone XL energy pipeline and block the EPA's harmful boiler MACT regulation -- two measures that will directly support job creation in the private sector. Job-seeking Americans deserve action on the 28 pro-growth bills that have passed the House this year. I urge the Democrat-controlled Senate to join us in making job creation a top priority so we can get Americans back into the workplace.