Payroll Tax Cut

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax Cut Fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest.
The House and Senate plan to vote Friday on the $143 billion package, which features two of President Barack Obama's chief ingredients for strengtheni…
Capitol Hill Weighs GOP Payroll Tax Gambit
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to weigh a proposal by GOP leaders to extend the 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax through the end of the year and add the approximately $100 billion cost to the nation's $15 trillion-plus debt instead of scrounging a…
House GOP Rejects 2-Month Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Tuesday rejected a plan backed by President Barack Obama to extend a 2 percentage point payroll tax cut for two months to buy time for talks on a full-year renewal.
Republicans controlling the chamber are instead demanding immediate talks with the Senate on a year-lo…
Boehner: House Won’t Approve 2-Mo. Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intends to vote down a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate late last week, Speaker John Boehner said Monday, and request immediate negotiations on a full-year renewal that can provide "certainty for people who are trying to cr…
GOP Leaders Hope For Agreement On Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he's confident that congressional Republicans are ready to move ahead with legislation that would continue a payroll tax cut.
"I feel confident in our ability to move ahead," the Ohio Republican told reporters after GOP leaders prev…
In NH, Obama To Push For Payroll Tax Cut Extension
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, President Barack Obama is heading to New Hampshire, a political battleground, to begin a year-end push to extend payroll tax cuts.
During a speech Tuesday at a Manchester high school, the president was to argu…