(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding the Senate plan for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance benefits and the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors. Coffman is calling on the Senate to work with the House on a proposal that extends the benefits for a full year instead of just two months.
“The Senate was in such a rush to get out of town and start their vacations that they didn’t complete their work and slapped together another stopgap short-term measure that will do nothing to create the certainty that this economy needs to expand and to create jobs.
“Just like any legislative measure before Congress, the Senate has an obligation to send conferees to negotiate the differences between the House and the Senate in a conference committee before they go home.”
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