Topic: Harry Reid
The House and Senate approved Friday a two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, setting up a sequel to the three-month-long battle over one of President Obama's top legislative priorities.
12/23/2011 12:48 pm
House Speaker John Boehner agreed to let the Senate's payroll-tax deal come to the floor for a vote, where it is expected to pass Friday. It was a rare win in a tough year for Democrats.
12/22/2011 08:56 pm
Republicans in the House of Representatives don't like a two-month payroll tax cut extension. But American voters aren't thrilled by the resulting payroll tax hike.
12/22/2011 10:12 am
A payroll tax extension may be on the way but Republicans like Newt Gingrich insist on a one-year extension. Meanwhile Romney supporters have continued airing ads attacking Gingrich in Iowa. Gingrich tried to take the higher road but Romney says 'if it's too hot for you, get out of the kitchen.'
12/21/2011 11:50 pm
Democrats are ramping up the pressure on House Republicans over their refusal to pass a payroll tax deal – and some Senate Republicans are not rushing to their colleagues' aid.
12/21/2011 07:39 pm
The House rejected the Senate's temporary payroll-tax deal Tuesday, leaving no clear way out of the impasse. The House wants more discussions, but the Senate says it's done talking.
12/20/2011 08:05 pm
The House will vote Tuesday on requiring senators, who have left for the holidays, to negotiate differences in legislation to extend the payroll-tax cut and other measures set to expire on Jan. 1.
12/20/2011 10:25 am
House Speaker John Boehner stunned Senate Democrats and Republicans when he said the House would vote down their two-month deal on the payroll tax cut and other measures.
12/19/2011 07:09 pm
Social Security tax deal overwhelmingly passed by Senate is opposed by House GOP. House Speaker Boehner says two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax cut is too short.
12/19/2011 02:18 am
Payroll tax cut advocates had hoped a Senate deal Saturday would keep the Social Security payroll tax cut in effect for 2012. But the House, under Speaker John Boehner, it set to reject the deal.
12/18/2011 03:13 pm