Clock Ticks Toward Tax Increase for Working Families as Minority Blocks Casey Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement after a minority in the Senate blocked his legislation to extend the payroll tax cut for middle-income Americans:

“I am disappointed that the Senate failed to pass my compromise proposal to ensure much needed tax cuts for working families. My bill would have provided more take-home pay for 160 million Americans. Despite the fact that this legislation is fully paid for and includes measures that have received bipartisan support, the bill was voted down by a minority determined to protect only the wealthiest few. The clock continues to tick down, jeopardizing working families in Pennsylvania and across the country and threatening our economy.”