Cole Comments on Senate Payroll Tax Plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the Senate approved a temporary extension of the payroll tax holiday:
"The Senate bill as written merely puts off dealing with serious issues and is unlikely to pass the House in its current form. Frankly, Congress should stay in session over the holidays and hammer out a compromise that preserves the Keystone pipeline while extending the payroll tax cut, Medicare provider payments and unemployment insurance for at least a year. These things should be paid for by cutting government spending, not increasing fees and taxes."