NCLR Thankful Families Spared Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes

January 02 2013


Joseph Rendeiro
(202) 776-1566

Last night, Congress approved a plan to extend tax relief for middle-and working-class families and avert the consequences of the fiscal cliff. While the deal includes some compromises and leaves sequestration to be dealt with in the next congressional session, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) supports the overall plan, which meets many of our stated principles for a fair and prosperous economy.

“We applaud the White House and Congress for working together to deliver a fair approach to reducing our deficit that doesn’t come at the expense of vulnerable, working and middle-class families,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR. “The overall tax plan passed today is a strong first step toward ensuring that the burden of deficit reduction is shared more fairly, without jeopardizing the health of our economy and the financial security of Latinos and other vulnerable communities."


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