Statement by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer

Tonight, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer released this statement on an agreement that will prevent middle class families from getting hit with a tax increase at the worst possible time:

The President said that Congress cannot go home without preventing a tax increase on 160 million hardworking Americans, and the deal announced tonight meets that test. This is an important step towards enacting a key provision of the President’s American Jobs Act and a significant victory for the American people and the economy, because as independent analysts have said, failing to extend this tax cut would have had a damaging effect on our recovery and job growth. The President urges Congress now to finish up their business for the American people.

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