Burgess Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation ActPosted by Whitney Thompson on December 13, 2011
Burgess Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus, released the following statement after voting in favor of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, H.R. 3630. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 234 to 193.
“Today the House passed another jobs bill, marking the twenty-eighth jobs bill the House has passed that is awaiting Senate action. The American people can’t wait when it comes to jobs, and the House will not sit idle.
“This bill includes important measures that will help create private sector jobs, helping put America back on a path of prosperity. It also includes a provision that will bring relief for doctors and prevent a dramatic reduction in payments to doctors who see Medicare patients. In addition, it would require that President Obama make a final determination on the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, which will create more than twenty-thousand jobs, many of which will be in Texas.
“The bottom line is America needs jobs. Instead of continuing to prohibit job creation, the Senate needs to take action and pass this bill. America deserves better.”
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