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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Mayor Villaraigosa Backs Middle Class Tax Cut Framework

Office of the Mayor
City of Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES – Mayor Villaraigasa issued the following statement in response to the White House's bipartisan tax cuts package that will extend unemployment insurance for unemployed Americans.

“I would like to commend President Obama for his unwavering commitment to working families and those hardest hit by the recession and his refusal to sign onto any tax cut agreement that didn’t extend employment insurance or give additional tax cuts to small businesses.

The President’s decision to build this bi-partisan compromise will give relief for another thirteen months to the hundreds of thousands of unemployed Angelenos and will be another crucial step forward on our City's road to economic recovery.”