U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and others introduced an amendment today to prevent the Senate Democrats' trillion-dollar tax increase -- the largest tax increase in American history. The amendment, offered as part of the FY 2014 Budget Resolution, also calls for comprehensive tax reform to boost the economy, create jobs and ensure Americans can keep more of their hard-earned money.
"The Senate Democrat budget is nothing more than a rehash of the same tired policies that continue to pummel the middle class," Senator McConnell said. "While the Democrats prefer to increase spending and taxes rather than balance the budget, middle-class families want Congress to focus on growing the economy, not the government. We need to control spending and balance the budget in order to kick-start economic growth and create American jobs."