Burr Statement On Restoring Predictability To Tax Rates

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement on his vote to extend current tax rates:

"Senate passage of a bill to extend the current tax rates today will restore the predictability needed for small businesses and individuals to plan for the future and invest in our economy. During these difficult economic times, any tax increase would be devastating, both for our economy and for American families. Although an amendment which I supported to pay for the extension of unemployment benefits failed, voting for this bill and preventing an across-the-board tax hike was my primary concern. Congress could have waited for the perfect bill, but the American people and economy could not afford to."