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Camp, Lewis, Ryan Urge Bipartisan Action on Cutting Spending, Preventing Job-Killing Tax Hikes

September 13, 2010

Washington, DC – House Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) along with House Appropriations Ranking Member Jerry Lewis (R-CA) and House Budget Ranking Member Paul Ryan (R-WI) today sent a letter to their respective Committee Chairmen requesting bipartisan action to help our nation’s economy create jobs.

House Republicans have proposed that Congress work in a bipartisan way to cut most non-security spending back to 2008 levels and to provide relief for our nation’s job creators by preventing the scheduled $3.8 trillion tax hike that will raise taxes on the vast majority of small businesses.

In the letter, the Ranking Members said: “Leaving town at the end of this month or early next month would send a grim signal to Americans that this Congress and the Obama administration are still not focused on the critical issue of jobs. We write today to ask that the bipartisan discussions begin immediately to lay the groundwork for bipartisan action this month on the economic plan outlined above.”

The full letter can be read here.