U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga and House Republicans will vote tomorrow to defeat the Senate's temporary two-month Social Security payroll tax cut band-aid in favor of a more consistent and employee-friendly 12-month extension, preventing a $1,000 tax hike on American families, giving predictability to Medicare recipients and providers, and providing a reliable safety net for the unemployed.
"Congress must act now to create a lasting solution," Huizenga said. "Short-term fixes are a slap in the face to job seekers, job providers and those in need of predictability in tumultuous times.”
"We are looking for immediate solutions for private-sector job creation by recommending action on the shovel-ready Keystone Pipeline, and solutions for employers and employees with a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut and an unemployment insurance deal. A one-year extension versus the Senate’s two-month band-aid is a vote for the much-needed predictability and continuity West Michigan job creators have said all year they need from their government. We will vote tomorrow, in the light of day and in full transparency, and I encourage you to follow along and share your thoughts with me on Facebook or at huizenga.house.gov/contact," Huizenga said.
To watch the debate live, tune in starting at 9 a.m. to your local C-SPAN channel or C-Span.org.
The House is expected to refer the bill to Conference, a traditional procedure where Senate- and House-appointed conferees are instructed to produce a compromise bill.