Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) today released a statement following House passage of the conference agreement on H.R. 3630, the payroll tax cut extension.
"I am pleased Republicans finally stopped playing games with the payroll tax and a compromise was reached. As a result, 160 million hardworking Americans will not see their taxes increase. This measure extends the payroll tax cut through the end of 2012 ensuring the average middle-class worker has an extra $1,000 in their pocket, which is critically important during our economic recovery. It also extends unemployment insurance programs and allows seniors to continue seeing the doctor of their choice through their Medicare program."