Speaking on the House floor Wednesday in support of extending the payroll tax cuts, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., criticized Republicans, claiming they are putting wealthier Americans over working families. The current payroll rate is set to expire January 1, which would end the relief for about 160 million Americans. “Republicans are putting more and… Continue reading Yarmuth Rips GOP Over Payroll Tax Cuts
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has reiterated GOP lawmakers’ support for extending the payroll tax cut for another year, but Kentucky’s senior Senator says his party will oppose any hikes on wealthier Americans. The Senate is expected to vote Thursday on a measure that would extend the cuts passed last year. The Democratic-sponsored bill… Continue reading McConnell: GOP Supports Extending Payroll Tax Cuts
The recent compromise on the Bush-era tax cuts between the President and congressional Republicans has not received a warm welcome from many Capitol Hill lawmakers, and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is among them.