There will be two Pennsylvania voices, both Democratic, on the bicameral bipartisan conference committee charged with developing a plan for a one year extension to the payroll tax holiday. Sen. Bob Casey has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In the House, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-13) has been appointed by Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Schwartz issued this statement:
“I have always worked across the aisle to find common ground on the most important issues facing our nation. We need to put aside our differences in order to protect our economic recovery. I am honored to have been appointed to this joint committee and will work to prevent a tax increase on middle class families and preserve the quality health care America’s seniors deserve.”