Reed is house negotiator in House-Senate conference committee

Staff reports

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed announced he has been named by House Speaker John Boehner as one of eight House negotiators on a House-Senate conference committee charged with resolving the differences between the House-passed one-year payroll tax relief extension and the Senate-passed, 60 day extension.

Reed said in a release that he and fellow negotiators remain in Washington to serve in a House/Senate conference committee to reach an agreement.

“I am honored to be named as one of the House negotiators,” stated Reed, whose district includes Yates, most of Ontario and portions of Monroe counties. “I am ready and waiting to get to work on a long-term solution for hardworking taxpayers.”

All eight negotiators are Republicans who voted against HR 3630, which was defeated in the House by a margin of 183 for and 238 against.