Wednesday, January 4, 2012

House-Senate Conference Committee Appointed to Negotiate Payroll Tax/SGR

A House-Senate conference committee for the doc fix and payroll tax break legislation has been appointed to reconcile differences between the two parties and the two chambers of Congress. Members of this conference committee will be especially influential in what is included or exclude from the doc fix legislation.

Please ask your Representatives and Senators to contact their party’s leadership and ask that the MPP proposal be included in the final “doc fix” bill that is sent to the President. The short “patch” to the doc fix as well as the extension of payroll tax cut expires at the end of February 2012, so time is short.

The conference committee list includes:

House Republicans
Dave Camp (Mich.)
Fred Upton (Mich.)
Kevin Brady (Texas)
Renee Ellmers (N.C.)
Nan Hayworth (N.Y.)
Tom Reed (N.Y.)
Tom Price (Ga.)
Greg Walden (Ore.)

House Democrats
Chris Van Hollen (Md.)
Sander Levin (Mich.)
Xavier Becerra (Calif.)
Allyson Schwartz (Pa.)
Henry Waxman (Calif.)

Senate Democrats
Max Baucus (Mt.)
Ben Cardin (Md.)
Jack Reed (R.I.)
Bob Casey (Pa.)

Senate Republicans
Jon Kyl (Ariz.)
Sen. Mike Crapo (Idaho)
John Barrasso (Wy.)

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