Noem continues support of one-year payroll tax cut over short-term 60-day alternativeWASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kristi Noem, R-S.D., continued to show her support for a full-year payroll tax cut extension to help families and small businesses by voting for a formal conference with the United States Senate on the issue.
By: News release, Office of Rep. Kristi Noem
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kristi Noem, R-S.D., continued to show her support for a full-year payroll tax cut extension to help families and small businesses by voting for a formal conference with the United States Senate on the issue.
Noem voted to send eight House Republican negotiators to serve on the House-Senate conference committee, which is charged with resolving the differences between the House-passed one-year payroll tax relief extension and the Senate-passed two-month extension. The process is part of the regular legislative process.
“The most serious threat to job creation in America right now remains the overwhelming uncertainty hanging over the heads of job creators. These business owners simply cannot plan in 60-day intervals. Extending the tax holiday for only two months would cripple businesses with more of the same uncertainty they face now and American workers would be forced to live on uncertain incomes for an unknown length of time. That is why the President originally called for a one year extension as well,” said Noem.
“Making policy 60 days at a time is simply one more example of how Washington is broken. That is why I voted to extend the payroll tax holiday for a full year. And it is why I am standing by that vote. Unfortunately, the Democrat-led Senate and President Obama are now opposed to our bipartisan bill because of campaign year tactics, not because of policy grounds. We have a President and a Democratic party who would rather create a campaign issue where they falsely accuse Republicans of wanting to raise taxes rather than give businesses the certainty they desire and taxpayers the relief they need for a full year,” Noem continued.
“House Republicans are working. We stand ready to work as long as it takes. House Republicans will work through the regular legislative process to find common ground to solve this issue and when a conference committee report is complete, House Republicans will be ready to vote on a final product. It is my hope that the Democrat-led Senate can come back from their vacation and finish the work the American people elected them to do and expect them to accomplish,” concluded Noem.