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Crenshaw Votes to Strengthen the Economy, Put Americans Back to Work


Location: Washington, DC

In a continued fight to strengthen the economy and put Americans back to work, Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (12/13) voted for the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011. The House passed the measure by a vote of 234 to 193 and sent it to the United States Senate for consideration.

Crenshaw, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement:

"When it comes to boosting the economy and creating jobs, Americans cannot wait. That's why I said "yes' to the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 on the House floor today.

"Workers in Florida and across the nation are protected from a tax increase come January in a way that is fully paid for and refuses to borrow from the Social Security Trust Fund. Thousands of jobs will be created through the Keystone energy pipeline project, burdensome government regulations reduced, and business investment expensing will be extended.

"These and the other key provisions - an extension of reformed unemployment insurance program benefits and a freeze on cuts to doctors serving Medicare patients - provide the long-overdue support that our economy and the American people need now. All eyes are on the U.S. Senate now where I hope Members there have the courage to follow the House's lead."

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