Roybal-Allard releases statement on fiscal cliff deal

Late Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass legislation to prevent tax rates from rising on middle class families, delay "draconian" federal spending cuts by two months and ensure unemployment compensation is available for the long-term unemployed.Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) voted in favor of the legislation and released the following statement: "I am pleased that we were able to pass a bipartisan compromise to protect middle class individuals and families from being hit with a major tax increase. Although I am gratified we were able to find a way to compromise to protect hard-working Americans and those working hard to find unemployment, I am disappointed that we have yet to reach agreement on further efforts to get the economy moving and create jobs. "I hope that as the new Congress convenes we can redouble our efforts to get the economy back on track for the sake of the millions of Americans that remain unemployed."

********** Published: January 3, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 38