The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH).
"An independent study from Ernst and Young revealed the possible tax hikes in January 2013 will cost our economy roughly 700,000 jobs. That is why I was proud to vote today to stop what would amount to the largest tax hike in history. This tax increase would be a direct attack on small businesses and American families. We don't need higher taxes, we need a simpler, pro-growth tax code that helps create jobs and put Americans back to work."