4th District Congressman Cory Gardner speaks to a constituent during a September 15th campaign stop in Greeley.
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The US House passed a six-month short term spending measure last week which will keep the federal government running into next spring. Passed by a bipartisan vote of 329-91, the bill now makes its way to the Senate, which is expected to pass it through for the President’s signature next week.
The Social Security tax rate is scheduled to revert to 6.2 percent next year, up from the temporary reduction — to 4.2 percent on an employee's first $110,000 in wages — which has been in effect since January 2011.