From The Montana Democratic Party press release:
Ted Dick, the executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, released this statement following news that despite an earlier agreement, the U.S. House of Representatives now plans to vote against a bipartisan payroll tax holiday extension.
“This week, as Montanans look forward to time with their families and hope for the future, they will wonder why Congressman Dennis Rehberg continues to be an out-of-touch Grinch who refuses to stand with Montana. Instead of working together to create Montana jobs and provide tax relief for middle-class families, Congressman Rehberg is choosing to stand on the side of his party bosses in Washington–against the Keystone Pipeline, against creating jobs and against middle-class tax relief.”
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan payroll tax holiday Saturday with a vote of 89-10. The measure includes specific language by Montana’s two U.S. Senators to require a quicker decision on the future of the Keystone XL pipeline–while protecting private property rights. The Keystone Pipeline will create thousands of jobs.
- Rehberg Tax Plan Increases Deficit by $25 Billion (dgsma.wordpress.com)
- A Race in Montana May Again Be Crucial to Senate Control (nytimes.com)
- Expedited decision could kill Keystone XL project (calgaryherald.com)