For Immediate Release
EMILY's List President Statement on GOP House Refusing to Pass Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement as House Republicans refuse to pass the employee payroll tax cut. EMILY's List will be delivering state-specific impacts of Republican refusal to pass the payroll tax hike in the districts of the following Representatives who have been put "On Notice."
Those Republicans "On Notice" meet two special criteria. First, they've amassed appallingly anti-woman, anti-family records. And second, there is major Democratic female talent waiting in the wings.
- Rep. Chip Craavack
- Rep. Paul Gosar
- Rep. Frank Guinta
- Rep. Steve King
- Rep. Bobby Schilling
- Rep. Daniel Webster
- Rep. Allen West
“Over the past few weeks we have watched in disgust as Tea Party Republicans in the House play politics with middle class families,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Time and again, we have seen House Republicans stand by a radical anti-woman, anti-family agenda instead of focusing on creating jobs and building the economy -- turns out the holiday season is no different. There is no question that the payroll tax cut would benefit millions of workers -- 39,879,685 women nationally to be exact. Instead of working towards a compromise to help American people, Speaker Boehner and his Tea Party colleagues are more concerned with political posturing.”
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 900,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 86 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 25 year history.