Pelosi Statement on Omnibus and Tax Extenders Legislation

Dec 16, 2015
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Omnibus and tax extenders bills:

“Republicans have filed their tax extender and omnibus legislation.  On the Omnibus bill to keep government open, while I commend our Ranking Member Nita Lowey and the Democratic appropriators for their strong, principled leadership for America’s hard-working families during these tough negotiations, a number of concerns have arisen.  House Democrats are now reviewing the Omnibus bill language.

“Republicans’ tax extender bill provides hundreds of billions of dollars in special interest tax breaks that are permanent and unpaid for.  These massive giveaways to the special interests and big corporations are deeply destructive to our future.

“We have a responsibility to pass legislation that grows the paychecks of hard-working families and invests in the future of our children.  The tax extender bill fails to meet that test.”

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