Negotiators near deal on payroll tax cut, jobless benefits, doc fix
February 14th, 2012
05:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Negotiators near deal on payroll tax cut, jobless benefits, doc fix

Washington (CNN) – House and Senate lawmakers appeared very close Tuesday to a broad deal that would keep in place a payroll tax cut, extend long-term unemployment benefits, and prevent a cut in fees to Medicare doctors, top Democratic and Republican aides told CNN.

The three issues are at the center of high stakes election-year negotiations that reflect the priorities of the two parties.
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