Pelosi: 'Instead of Working with Democrats, President Bush Trying to Prevent Progress'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in response to President Bush's remarks at the White House this morning: "Democrats want to work with the President, yet he continues to...


On November 9th , the House passed the Temporary Tax Relief Act (H.R. 3996) to provide AMT relief to millions of middle-class American families and extends a number of popular tax provisions that were set to expire this year. The bill also includes an increased refundable child credit and a deduction for property taxes paid by homeowners. [CNN Money, 11/9/07] The President has threatened to veto this AMT tax relief, arguing that this measure does not need to be paid for -- heaping even more debt on the back of our children and grandchildren. The Senate is working on this bill and Congress will send legislation to the president's desk.

On Appropriations Bills --

PRESIDENT BUSH:

"One of Congress's most basic duties is to fund the day-to-day operations of the federal government. Yet only one of the 12 spending bills has made it into law." [12/3/07]

FACT:

The House has passed all twelve appropriations bills -- from Agriculture to Transportation -- in the context of a five-year congressional balanced budget plan. Instead of working with Congress, President Bush continues to veto and threaten to veto bipartisan legislation that meets our nation's priorities. [Letter to President Bush , 11/10/07]

Learn More About:

The Responsible Redeployment Appropriations Act ( Iraq )

The RESTORE Act (FISA)

Temporary Taxpayer Relief Act

The President's threats to veto House and Senate-passed appropriations bills

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