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|House Republicans jammed through a version of the payroll tax bill Tuesday evening that calls for construction of the controversial Keystone KL oil pipeline, scales back an air-pollution rule, cuts Obama's health reform law and reduces the length of unemployment benefits. It was largely a message vote -- the GOP bill is dead on arrival in the Democratic Senate and faced a veto threat anyway -- but it sets the stage again for a final, frenzied bout of deal making that has defined this divided Congress.|
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