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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: December 19 – December 23

    Analysis: Over the weekend the Senate passed a two month extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and SGR (the doc fix) along with a provision to expedite the decision making process for the Keystone XL pipeline.  The House will return today to vote on this Senate compromise and a likely to vote it down over objections to the extension lasting for only two months.  At this time Senator Reid (D-NV) does not have plans to bring the Senate back into session should the House vote down the Senate bill.

    At this time there is not a clear path forward for how this is resolved before Christmas, if it is resolved at all.

    Major Floor Action:

    • HR 3630 – Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    2 Responses to House and Senate Cloakroom: December 19 – December 23

    1. steve h says:

      House Republicans to raise taxes on workign Americans January 1st? Thanksfully the Senate Republicans are coming out to pressure the House Repubs to pass this…for the good of working America. How can House Repubs justify voting against this bipartisan compromise?

    2. So this is what they willl do to us this week….

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