Tom Perriello: Unfinished business
Last week, Congress adjourned for our fall district work period. I voted against adjourning because I believe we have far too much unfinished work, most notably enacting needed tax cuts for the middle class. In this brutal economy, it is crucial to ensure that hard-working families have a little extra money in their pockets at the end of the day. Enacting these middle class tax cuts would also help generate the demand that small businesses tell me they so badly need.
Before adjournment, however, we passed an important bill that will protect American manufacturing jobs and help make American-made products more competitive. I co-sponsored the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which passed with bi-partisan support, to crack down on foreign countries like China that manipulate their currency.