U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding House approval of the American Taxpayer Relief Act:
"I am pleased to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to make critical parts of our tax code permanent for all North Texans. As job-destroying taxes from ObamaCare hit families and businesses this year, it is crucial to provide permanent tax certainty in the marketplace to allow our economy to grow and for small businesses to invest and hire.
"This urgent action on the fiscal cliff tax provisions is simply the first battle, and we must now work to reduce government spending. The President's out-of-control spending and our skyrocketing debt are unsustainable. I strongly urge Senate Democrats and the President to engage with House Republicans to create responsible spending reforms now to get our nation on a path towards fiscal solvency."