House Republicans to offer payroll tax plan
December 8th, 2011
03:18 PM ET
3 years ago

House Republicans to offer payroll tax plan

Washington (CNN) – Setting up a showdown with the White House and Senate Democrats, House Republican leaders Thursday proceeded with plans to vote next week on a proposal to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while easing the path for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Meanwhile, the Senate blocked competing Democratic and Republican proposals to extend the payroll tax cut from proceeding Thursday, with both failing to get the 60 votes necessary.

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