Appearing at the weekly Republican leadership press conference, Congressman John Boehner, R-Ohio, decried Democratic leaders’ intent to adjourn for the fall without allowing an up-or-down vote to stop all of the tax increases set to take effect on Jan. 1.
Boehner issued the following statement:
“A vote to adjourn this Congress without an up-or-down vote to stop all the tax hikes is a vote to raise taxes and destroy more jobs. American families and small businesses deserve better. This Congress has a chance to help end uncertainty for families and small businesses by stopping all the tax hikes set to take effect on January 1. If Democratic Leaders leave town without stopping all of the tax hikes, they are turning their backs on the American people.
“With the Pledge to America, Republicans are offering a specific plan to help create jobs, which includes stopping all the tax hikes. This is an agenda that could be voted on today if the speaker [of the House] will allow it.
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