Pelosi Statement on Agreement to Extend Payroll Tax Cut


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the agreement to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, and the Medicare physician fee fix:

“This is a victory for the American people.  They spoke out clearly and, as a result, 160 million American workers will continue to receive their payroll tax cut – about $1,000 in the pockets of the average family.  We are hopeful that the House and Senate will act tomorrow to provide certainty and economic security to American families.

“Along with President Obama, we remain committed to a yearlong agreement to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance, and ensure seniors can continue to see the doctor of their choice.”

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