Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
December 15, 2010
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
Boxer Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Cut Package
Washington, D.C. – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) released the following statement today after the Senate passed the tax cut package on an 81-19 vote:
“This bill provides much-needed tax relief to millions of struggling middle-class families and unemployment insurance to more than 400,000 out-of-work Californians who would otherwise have lost their benefits this month.
“Senator Feinstein and I fought hard to make sure the measure invests in clean energy, which will create tens of thousands of jobs in California and across the country.
“This package is a compromise and I strongly oppose the giveaways to millionaires and billionaires that will add to the deficit and do virtually nothing to create jobs.
“Given the fragile state of California’s economy, I believe it is critical to act now on a bill that will create jobs, increase economic growth and support the middle class.”