Statements from Senators Burr & Hagan on fiscal cliff vote


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Submitted: Tue, 01/01/2013 - 4:37pm
Updated: Tue, 01/01/2013 - 11:38pm
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Senator Burr Statement on Today’s Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Richard Burr issued the following statement on today’s vote to prevent a tax increase on 99% of Americans:

“While the deal we voted on tonight was far from perfect and not as comprehensive as I had hoped, I supported this proposal because it protects 99% of Americans from increased taxes, it provides permanent certainty on the estate tax and Alternative Minimum Tax, it provides one year of protection for the reimbursement of doctors, it extends unemployment insurance for one year, and the net result of the deal provides over $600 billion that should be used to pay down our national debt.”

Hagan Statement on Vote To Stop Tax Increases On Middle Class Families

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (NC) released the following statement about tonight’s vote in the Senate on a plan to stop taxes from increasing for middle class families:

“While I believe it is unacceptable that Washington has once again waited until the eleventh hour to find a solution, and though I would have preferred a comprehensive, balanced solution to avert the fiscal cliff and begin reducing the deficit, I voted for the plan put forth tonight so that we can stop a tax hike on middle class families in North Carolina. The average family in our state will see their taxes increase by $2,200 without this action.

“We still have issues surrounding the fiscal cliff that we must resolve, including the defense cuts that will have an outsized impact in North Carolina and our skyrocketing federal debt. The challenges we face may be complex, but working together should not be this hard, and I will continue urging my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Capitol to come together to work on a commonsense solution.”

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