Scott Opposes Irresponsible Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 2, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) issued the following statement on his No vote on H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012:

"Responsibly reducing our budget deficit requires making tough, unpopular choices.  We didn't do that today since this bill does nothing to reduce our deficit.  In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill will add $3.9 trillion to our deficit.  It does, however, make the task of responsibly reducing our deficit all the more difficult and makes it much more likely that seniors, the disabled, students, and our most vulnerable communities will bear the greatest burden when Congress eventually pays for what we did today."

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Previous statements and media appearances of Congressman Scott discussing his position on the Bush-era tax cuts over the last two years: