Merkley Statement on Republican Filibuster of the Buffett Rule

Washington, DC– Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after Republicans obstructed the Buffett Rule legislation from coming to the floor for debate. 

“This evening, my Republican colleagues blocked debate of the Buffett Rule. That is outrageous. It is wrong that millionaires and billionaires are paying a lower tax rate than many of our working families. The Buffett Rule would’ve made our tax code fairer. We must rebuild our economy around the middle class, and we can start by making sure that everyone is paying his or her fair share.”