Tuesday, December 20, 2011
CONGRESSMAN TOM REED NAMED ONE OF EIGHT HOUSE NEGOTIATORS; Remains in Washington Waiting for Senate to Come Back
Congressman Tom Reed has been named by Speaker John Boehner as one of eight House negotiators on a House-Senate conference committee charged with resolving the differences between the House-passed one-year payroll tax relief extension and the Senate-passed 60 day extension.
Reed and fellow negotiators remain in Washington awaiting the naming of Senate negotiators. The House passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011, which the Senate amended. As is the regular procedure, a conference must now be held between the two houses to reach an agreement on a path forward.
“I am honored to be named as one of the House negotiators,” Reed commented. “I am ready and waiting to get to work on a long-term solution for hardworking taxpayers. Taxpayers and employers deserve certainty on payroll taxes and doctors serving Medicare patients deserve to know how they will be reimbursed. We will be here in Washington waiting for Senate negotiators as long as it takes. The American people deserve no less.”