Press Releases

February 17, 2012

Dent Statement on Agreement to Extend Payroll Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) today issued the following statement after voting for an agreement to extend payroll tax relief through the remainder of 2012:

“To prevent millions of hardworking Americans from facing a detrimental tax increase in a matter of weeks, it was absolutely imperative Congress quickly reach a bipartisan agreement to extend payroll tax relief through the remainder of 2012, while protecting the Social Security Trust Fund. I was disappointed a year-long extension was not enacted at the conclusion of 2011 due in part to partisan brinkmanship, but the legislation I voted for today is clearly the product of good faith negotiations between members of both parties and chambers. In addition to extending payroll tax relief through December 2012, this legislation included important provisions to reform and extend unemployment insurance, and prevent deep cuts in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.”

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