Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following vote after the House passed legislation to provide a clear pathway to comprehensive tax reform in 2013.
“Yesterday, the House voted to stop the tax hike. Today, we voted to force Congress to act on tax reform next year so we can create up to 1 million new jobs by making the tax code simpler and fairer. The process we laid out ensures public debate where all sides can offer amendments. This is the exact opposite of the choice offered by Democrats who continue to call for tax hikes that, according to an Ernst & Young study, will destroy more than 700,000 jobs. I urge the Senate to quickly take up this legislation, protect jobs and join us in making the tax code simpler and fairer for all Americans.”