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For Immediate Release
January 02, 2013

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Baucus Comments on Fiscal Cliff Agreement

To:        Reporters and Editors
From:    The Communications Office of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
Re:        Baucus Comments on Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) issued the following comment today on the “fiscal cliff” agreement. From Chairman Baucus:

“I would have preferred a much more comprehensive deficit reduction package. But if the choice is between action and inaction, I choose action.  The bottom line is this agreement prevents a huge tax hike on middle-class families.  It provides some needed certainty that helps create jobs and keep America’s economy on a track for growth in the new year.  But no one should be patting themselves on the back.  Congress missed an opportunity for a long-term, comprehensive deficit solution. That is what we need. That is what we owe the American people.  Let’s work together in the new year with a common goal of boosting the economy, creating more jobs and putting America back on track.”