Politics
2:15 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Michigan's Sander Levin (D) to be on payroll tax cut committee

A committee of Republicans and Democrats from the U.S. House and Senate will convene to negotiate a year-long extension of unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut.

U.S. Representative Sander Levin's office announced that Levin will be a part of that committee.

From their press release:

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, today was appointed to the Conference Committee tasked with negotiating a year-long extension of the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment insurance.

“Today’s action to extend the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment insurance was a vitally important step to provide families with a measure of certainty as they gather for the holidays,” said Rep. Levin. “As an appointee to the Conference Committee, I will work actively to address outstanding issues in ways that will ensure a full-year extension of tax relief for the middle class and federal unemployment insurance.”

The other Democratic House members appointed to the Conference Committee:

Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA), Vice Chair, House Democratic Caucus
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD), Ranking Member, Budget Committee
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA), Vice Ranking Member, Budget Committee
Rep. Henry Waxman (CA), Ranking Member, Energy and Commerce Committee