Casey Statement on Tax Cut and Unemployment Insurance Vote

WASHINGTON, DC—Following Senate passage of the tax cut and unemployment insurance compromise, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement:

“In this time of economic uncertainty, we can’t risk additional uncertainty for Pennsylvania families and the economy by further delaying passage of the tax cut and unemployment insurance extension package.  This bill is not perfect.  However, it does address my top priorities of economic growth, job creation and providing tax relief to millions of Americans in a fragile economy.

“I urge the House to quickly pass this legislation so it can be signed into law and end the uncertainty for the economy, middle-income workers and the 140,000 Pennsylvanians who will lose their unemployment insurance benefits this month.”