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Kind Calls on Colleagues to Support American Taxpayer Relief Act


WASHINGTON, DC (WXOW) – Following the Senate's passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (89-8) last night, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) this morning is calling on his colleagues to pass the bill in the House and provide tax relief to working families across America.

"I'm calling on my colleagues, especially my Republican colleagues, to pass the American Taxpayer Relief Act.

"This is an imperfect process that has produced an imperfect bill, but it continues income tax relief to 98 percent of all Americans and small businesses while avoiding unnecessary economic damage to our economic recovery.

"If you think Congress is messed up, last weekend the Green Bay Packers lost so the Chicago Bears fired their head coach. And who would have thought we would have Barry Alvarez leading the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl today. Though the process isn't perfect, all things are possible.

"There is still a lot to do, including a comprehensive agreement to get our fiscal house in order and our long-term deficits under control. But this bill is a step in the right direction. I call on my colleagues to support this compromise and then get serious about reaching an agreement on long-term deficit reduction."

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