Time To Blink: McConnell Calls On House To Pass Two-Month Extension Of Payroll Tax HolidayQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Moments after House Republican leaders dug in their heels on blocking a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his colleagues a path out of the politically damaging position.
Last week the Senate overwhelmingly passed a two-month extension of the 2 percent break, which expires New Year's Day. But House GOP leaders rejected that deal, saying they would only accept a yearlong extension, even though many in their own party have been highly critical of the opposition.
So McConnell (R-Ky.), who negotiated the Senate deal, offered a new idea Thursday, suggesting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) appoint members to a conference committee... (HAH! Probably be about as successful as the Budget Supercommittee)
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