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Braley Statement on House Passage of Middle Class Tax Cut Extension PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 11:38

Waterloo, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement after the US House passed by voice vote a two-month extension of the middle class payroll tax cut:

“Iowans can ill-afford any more of the partisanship that dominated the recent debate over extending the middle class tax cut.  This tax cut is just too important to job growth and our economic recovery.

 

“Thankfully, common sense has finally prevailed and the middle class tax cut will be extended for two months.  Congress must now act to extend the middle class tax cut for a full year.  I’ll keep working to bring Republicans and Democrats together to get this done.  The middle class tax cut is just too important to get dragged down by Washington game-playing again.”

 

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Statement From Governor Quinn on Federal Agreement To Extend Unemployment Benefits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 11:28

CHICAGO – December 22, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement praising a deal reached by Congress to extend unemployment benefits.

 

”I would like to commend Congress for reaching an agreement to extend unemployment benefits.  This will ensure that individuals who are looking for work will continue to receive the benefits they need.

 

”I thank President Obama for his strong leadership to reach a bi-partisan agreement that has put working families of the United States, and working families here in Illinois first.  I urge members of the House to pass this bill swiftly.”

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Braley Statement on Middle Class Tax Cut Extension Developments PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 11:25

Waterloo, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement after news reports indicated that House Republicans were on the verge of agreeing to vote on a bipartisan compromise to extend the middle class payroll tax cut for two months:

“Finally, some common sense seems to be breaking through the partisan games dominating Washington.  Extending the middle class tax cut is vital to our economic recovery and creating jobs.  Today’s developments hopefully mean that middle class families can breathe easier knowing their taxes won’t go up by $1,000 on January 1st.

 

“This isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue – it’s just good for Iowa.  That’s why I broke with my party last week to support the Republican plan to extend the tax cut.  It’s why I supported the bipartisan Senate plan to extend the tax cut earlier this week.

 

“The sooner the House can vote on a middle class tax cut extension, the better.  I’m ready and able to come to Washington to vote for the middle class tax cut extension again.  I’m glad my third vote for this tax cut will be the charm.”

 

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FOX NEWS.com FEATURES LOCAL DISTILLERY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Burchett   
Friday, 23 December 2011 16:15

LeClaire, IA, December 21, 2011 – The homegrown allure of locally made spirits has caught the attention of a national news anchor.  John Roberts, Senior National Correspondent for FOX News and former anchor and reporter for CNN and CBS News, toured Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire while visiting family in the area over the weekend.  He was so enamored with the distillery and tour that he decided to tell the story to the world.

Roberts penned a “Food & Drink” feature article for FoxNews.com.  “When you walk into the tasting room, with its expansive view of the Mississippi River, you’re hooked.” he wrote.  Roberts contacted distillers Ryan and Garrett Burchett on Tuesday to ask a few questions for the story.

“What was really cool about talking with John is that he sincerely enjoyed his time at the distillery.  It’s always fun to hear different impressions from tourists about what we’re doing here.  It’s a real thrill to have someone who has seen the world tell us he gets a kick out of what we’re doing here and enjoys our products.” said Ryan.

Garrett gave the tour to John and his family.  As mentioned in the story, John was worried that he asked too many questions.  “We get a lot of questions on every tour.  So I never thought twice about it.” said Garrett. “But I guess it’s not every day that you’re questioned by a national news correspondent.”

The brothers told John that if he makes it back to Iowa for the January Caucuses, they’d love to have him back to check on the progress of the next batch of Cody Road Bourbon Whiskey.  The whiskey was sold out while John was on his visit.

You can read John’s entire article online at:
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/12/21/new-use-for-corn-in-iowa/

Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 PM Sundays.  Free public tours are offered daily on the hour from 12 to 4 PM or by appointment.  The tour takes visitors through the entire distilling process and ends in the Grand Tasting Room with free samples for patrons over 21 years old.  The distillery will be closed December 25 and 26 as well as January 1 for the holidays.

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Braley Statement on House Vote on Middle Class Tax Cut PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 23 December 2011 16:03

House fails to pass 2-month compromise extension of payroll tax cut 

 

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement after the House rejected a bipartisan agreement to extend the middle class payroll tax cut:

“Extending the middle class tax cut that keeps $1,000 in the pocket of the average Iowa family is good for the economy and good for our country.

 

“Playing politics over this issue does nothing other than put families at risk of seeing their taxes go up on January 1st.

 

“That’s why I supported the Republican plan to extend the middle class tax cut last week.  And it’s why I just voted with 89 out of 100 Senators, including Senators Harkin and Grassley, on a bipartisan compromise to extend the middle class tax cut.  This issue shouldn’t be about Republicans or Democrats.  It’s good for Iowa.  And Iowans need Congress to come together and finish the job.”

 

Braley has voted in support of a middle class tax cut extension every time the issue has come up in the House for a vote.

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