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House Bill Cuts Unemployment and Health Benefits, Domestic Programs, Child Tax Credit and More

Neither the approaching holidays nor data showing a bleak jobs picture seems to have mellowed House Republican leaders. The payroll tax-unemployment insurance-“doc fix” bill (H.R. 3630), introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), which the House is expected to vote on today, has already drawn a veto threat from President Obama because of a provision on the Keystone oil pipeline. But there are many other reasons to be deeply concerned about this bill. It:

So, once again, the House is considering a bill that will cut many programs vital to women and their families, instead of requiring millionaires or corporations to start paying a fair share of taxes. If this outrageous bill passes the House, we’re counting on the Senate to just say no, even if it means “No Christmas for Congress” until they get it right.