NJ Governor Chris Christie supports tax deal

Amanda Carey Contributor
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Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie supports the tax deal reached by President Obama and congressional Republicans, a spokesperson says.

In a statement, Christie spokesperson Maria Comella said, “Governor Christie supports President Obama and Congressional Republicans’ compromise which ensures that during this difficult economic time no American is subject to a tax increase on January 1st.”

“However, if Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers use this opportunity to insert additional, out of control spending measures, Governor Christie will oppose any bill amended in that way,” Comella added.

The tax deal was passed by the Senate Wednesday afternoon in an 81-19 vote. Among other things, the bill extends the Bush tax cuts for the next two years and unemployment benefits for the next year. The House is expected to take it up later this week.