Congress passes payroll tax cut deal
February 17th, 2012
12:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress passes payroll tax cut deal

Washington (CNN) - The Senate and the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan deal Friday extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while also avoiding a Medicare fee cut for doctors for the rest of the year.

The bill cleared the Senate in a 60-36 vote less than an hour after the House approved it by a 293-132 margin.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. diridi

    Obama2012. Period.

    February 17, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  2. WiredweirdinSF

    Why do they call this the payroll tax cut bill and not the social security robbery to help reelect the most inept, incompetent, corrupt, union toady president we have ever had bill? The democrat liberals are masters of deceit aren't they?

    February 17, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  3. GI Joe.

    What? No Post Offices to name? Then they go home for another vacation.

    Fire the baggers - they have just about killed this entire country.

    February 17, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  4. gt

    republicans caved... exspect that from deomcrats.. , social securty is being rob ....americans rip off again by big government..ugh...

    February 17, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |