House Democrats File Discharge Petition To Force Vote On Middle Class Tax Cuts

Moments ago, Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) filed a discharge petition to bring up the Middle Class Tax Cut legislation.

Because Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have thus far refused to bring up the legislation for a vote, Democrats are organizing a petition to force them to do so.

You can track the members of Congress who sign the petition HERE.

Republicans have insisted on holding middle class tax cuts hostage to tax breaks for the wealthy few. On July 25, the Senate-passed legislation to ensure taxes would not go up on middle class families. It has been 132 days since the Senate passed this bill, and there are only 28 days until these middle class tax cuts expire. If Congress does not take action, an average family of four would face a $2,200 tax increase.

Leader Pelosi said on the House floor, “We only need a couple dozen Republicans to sign the discharge petition. Each one of them holds the key to a $2000 tax cut for the middle class. Either sign the petition, urge the Speaker to bring the bill to the floor, or explain to your constituents why you do not want them to have this $2000 tax break.”

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