Upton Urges President to Support Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

December 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in support of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act:

"The Energy and Commerce Committee has dedicated the past year to legislative solutions that support economic growth, protect taxpayers, and provide certainty to our nation's job creators. I am pleased to see many of these important priorities included in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act - these pro-job, pro-taxpayer solutions are essential to a sensible package to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment insurance benefits.

"This package will spur action on the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline project, protect jobs put at risk by costly and unachievable boiler regulations, and achieve spectrum reform through the JOBS Act. It will also block massive physician payment cuts that would threaten health services for seniors by providing a fully paid-for two-year patch for the broken Medicare physician payment system while Congress continues working on longer-term solutions. These initiatives will produce significant job creation while also accomplishing major policy objectives, such as increasing our nation's energy security, protecting seniors' access to health care, expanding broadband access, and supporting a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network. President Obama should join us in support of this package that extends payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits and supports major job creation."

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