Casey Statement on Appointment to Payroll Tax Cut Conference Committee

Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement in response to his appointment to the payroll tax cut conference committee by Majority Leader Harry Reid:

"At a time when almost 500,000 Pennsylvanians are out of work, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my work to reach a bipartisan compromise that protects working families and provides more take-home pay for 160 million Americans by ensuring a full year extension of the payroll tax cut.  I thank Majority Leader Reid for the appointment and his leadership on this issue, and I look forward to working with Democrats and Republicans on an agreement that is in the best interest of Pennsylvania and the American people."