Loebsack to Boehner: Bring the House Back to Stop Middle Class Tax Hikes Print
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Written by Joe Hand   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:05

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today demanded that the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, put aside his political posturing and bring the House back into session and vote on commonsense legislation to stop the impending tax hikes and going over the fiscal cliff.  Loebsack has remained in Washington since Congress recessed, prepared to work on a bipartisan solution, and has introduced compromise legislation that would preserve tax cuts for middle class families, small businesses, and family farms.

“I call on you to immediately bring Members of the House back to Washington, DC and to vote on commonsense legislation to stop these tax increases and the fiscal cliff,” Loebsack wrote in a letter to Speaker Boehner.  “Iowans cannot afford more of the same, and they cannot afford any further delay. It’s time for the House to move forward with a compromise. I have remained in Washington and stand ready to work with anyone who will put posturing aside and pass a commonsense, balanced solution.”

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House

US House of Representatives
H-232, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Speaker Boehner:

There are five days left until our country reaches the fiscal cliff and middle class Iowa families see their taxes go up. Congress cannot waste one additional minute with political posturing. The  House must act immediately to stop tax hikes on the middle class, sequestration, and the fiscal  cliff from octzurring`

Over the past year, Congress has taken one undeserved vacation after another. It is the height of  irresponsibility that the House of Representatives is taking yet another vacation with just five  short days to address the critical challenges that have been kicked down the road by this Congress again and again. There is no time to waste. The House cannot continue to sit on the sidelines while the clock runs out and Iowa families face looming tax increases they cannot  afford.

I call on you to immediately bring Members of the House back to Washington, DC and to vote on commonsense legislation to stop these tax increases and the fiscal cliff. Iowans cannot afford  more of the same, and they cannot afford any further delay. I introduced compromise legislation months ago that would preserve tax cuts for middle class families, small businesses, and family farms. It’s time for the House to move forward with a compromise. I have remained in Washington and stand ready to Work with anyone who will put posturing aside and pass a commonsense, balanced solution.

Sincerely,

Dave Loebsack
Iowa’s Second District


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