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Burr: Deal protects 99 precent

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Burr, R-NC, issued the following statement on Tuesday’s early morning vote on compromise legislation to avoid across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts:

“While the deal we voted on tonight was far from perfect and not as comprehensive as I had hoped, I supported this proposal because it protects 99 percent of Americans from increased taxes, it provides permanent certainty on the estate tax and Alternative Minimum Tax, it provides one year of protection for the reimbursement of doctors, it extends unemployment insurance for one year, and the net result of the deal provides over $600 billion that should be used to pay down our national debt.”