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      Congressman reacts to legislation

      Congressman Sanford Bishop voted in favor of the payroll tax cut extension

      Congress passed a payroll tax cut extension on Friday which will affect over 100 million workers and help provide jobless benefits for many more.

      The House and Senate approved the $143 billion measure within minutes of each other, sending it to President Obama TMs desk.

      Local Congressman Sanford Bishop says the vote could not have come too soon.

      I think that it's overdue. I'm delighted that we were able to save taxes for 160 million Americans. The average family would save $1,000 in the year and so we're glad for that, says Bishop.

      The measure also ensures millions of seniors on Medicare will continue to have access to their doctors.