December 5, 2012
Susan Davis Pushes for Vote to Extend Middle Class Tax
“We could take a big step back from the ‘fiscal cliff’ if the House were to pass this bill,” said Davis. “Once enacted, Congress would be able to focus on spending side and ease the brunt of sequestration. There is no doubt we need to get our debt problem situated, but it needs to be done in a balanced way that doesn’t hurt our economy.”
The ‘fiscal cliff’ includes the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, known as sequestration, that are required under the Budge Control Act enacted in the summer of 2011.
The bill House members are pushing for a vote on is identical to legislation passed by the Senate in July.
A discharge petition is a legislative tool for rank and file members of the House to bring legislation to the floor for a vote that the Speaker is holding up. http://clerk.house.gov/112/lrc/pd/petitions/DisPet0006.xml