Rep. Napolitano Protects Middle Class Families

Statement

By:  Grace Napolitano
Date: Dec. 4, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) made the following statement after joining her fellow Democratic colleagues in signing a discharge petition to bring H.R. 15, the Middle Class Tax Cut, up for a vote.

"Republicans talk a good game about cordiality in negotiating, but when it comes down to actual bipartisanship they are nowhere to be found. They continue to hold America's working families hostage while only protecting the interests of the wealthiest few. It is long overdue for millionaires and billionaires to contribute to our economic recovery and pay their fair share."

"My Democratic colleagues and I need our voices and our concerns to be heard in debate to air the real issue. The general public needs to understand and hear what will happen if Congress fails to act. We talk about working on a bipartisan level, yet they will not allow a hearing to be had. We must work together for the good of all Americans by extending middle class tax cuts now."