Pelosi Statement on Republican Payroll Tax Cut Proposal

February 13, 2012
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the House Republican leadership's latest proposal on the payroll tax cut:

“Democrats have always demanded that we extend the payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans without paying for it.

“The Republican plan to decouple the payroll tax jeopardizes both the ability of seniors to see their Medicare doctors and benefits for millions of Americans who lost their jobs.  There is no reason all three of these priorities cannot proceed at the same time as both the House and Senate agreed.”