Lawmakers Reach Payroll-Tax Deal
By SIOBHAN HUGHES And KRISTINA PETERSON AP Speaker of the House John Boehner gestured during a news conference on the payroll-tax cut Thursday. WASHINGTON—Congressional leaders on Thursday agreed to temporarily extend a payroll tax cut by two months
Deval Patrick says the stalemate in Congress over extending payroll tax cuts appears to be an "ego battle" more than anything else. During his monthly "Ask the Governor" show on WTKK-FM, Patrick on Thursday said House Republicans seem willing to do
House Speaker John Boehner has set a conference call with his Republican members for 5pm Thursday afternoon, a possible prelude to agreeing to a vote on a Senate-passed two-month extension of a package including a
After days of silence, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is calling on the House GOP to pass the two-month payroll-tax-cut extension — and for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) to appoint negotiators to
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest rounds up more harsh editorial reaction to House Republicans playing politics with the payroll tax cut.