Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Payroll deal

  • WASHINGTON (CNN)-- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, defended Wednesday the decision to move forward with a roughly $100 billion payroll tax cut extension that is not paid for, arguing that it was the only way to prevent a tax hike.
  • (CNN)
  • Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A House-Senate deal to extend a U.S. payroll tax holiday, unemployment benefits and Medicare payment rates appears ready to be formalized, lawmakers said.
  • (United Press International)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tentative deal to renew a payroll tax cut through the rest of this year likely will be finalized and voted on by the House of Representatives by the end of the week, House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • WASHINGTON Feb 15 (Reuters) - A tentative deal to renew a payroll tax cut through the rest of this year likely will be finalized and voted on by the House of Representatives by the end of the week, House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday.
  • (Reuters)
  • Congressional leaders are reporting that they've reached a deal to extend the payroll tax cut. Two Representatives in the "closed door" committee negotiations, Reps.
  • (Forbes)
  • WASHINGTON -- A tentative deal struck by lawmakers Tuesday night may put off what seemed, just days ago, to be a highly contentious rerun of a debate completed in December.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A US congressional panel is reported to have reached a tentative deal on extending a payroll tax cut, ending weeks of uncertainty. The deal would extend the tax cut until the end of 2012, adding $100bn (£65bn) to the US deficit.
  • (BBC News)

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