Conaway Statement on Agreement to Extend the Payroll Tax Holiday, Reform Unemployment & Prevent Cuts to Medicare Doctors
Rep. K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement after voting on H.R. 3650, The Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act.
“After six weeks of negotiations, most of which was spent convincing Democrats to agree on a way to offset the entire cost of this bill, Republicans were left with two options: vote no and raise taxes or pass this bill.
“While not perfect, this agreement is needed to ensure middle-class Americans are not hit with a tax increase next month.
“Finally, this will also implement a common sense policy that I worked hard to include that will provide state’s with the ability to drug test unemployment insurance recipients. I have pushed for this measure since December because I believe it is the right thing to do. We should not reward individuals who are unemployable because they cannot pass a drug test.”