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House and Senate Cloakroom: December 19 – December 23

Posted By Josh Robbins On December 19, 2011 @ 2:08 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

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 [1] – Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011

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[1] HR 3630: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.112hr3630

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