Speaking at the House GOP leadership press conference, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said today that Congress should hold an up or down vote on continuing all tax cuts before year’s end.
Democrats have been angling for a vote that extends tax cuts to everyone but those making $250,000 or more, or for extending the upper income tax cuts for two years while making the rest of the cuts permanent. Republicans, including McMorris Rodgers, want them all to be extended permanently, arguing that uncertainty over taxes is a drag on the economy.
The tax cuts are due to expire at the end of the year, so without passing some kind of extension, they will all go away.After a White House meeting with leaders of both parties, a small group was appointed to find some middle ground over the next few days.
McMorris Rodgers’ office was kind enough to send out the YouTube clip of this morning’s appearance.