(Washington – December 13, 2011) U.S. Representative Frank Guinta sided with hardworking New Hampshire families on Tuesday and voted with the majority in favor of H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011. It passed in a bipartisan vote of 234 to 193. The measure would, among other things, extend the payroll tax cut for another year.
Without a Congressional extension, the cuts will expire on December 31 and the payroll tax will automatically revert to its higher level on January 1, 2012, resulting in less take-home pay for many Granite State workers. Rep. Guinta released the following statement after the vote:
“This bill protects Granite Staters from starting 2012 on the wrong foot by being slapped in the face with a tax hike. Food, energy and other prices are still very high, and middle-class families can’t afford to have their paycheck shrink by almost $20 every week. I’m committed to keeping taxes low for everyone, to helping job creators expand their payrolls and to getting more Granite Staters back to work. I call on the Senate to pass this important legislation, and for President Obama to sign it.”
The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration.