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Congress Votes to Extend Payroll Tax Cuts and Jobless Benefits

John Boehner

With members of both parties expressing distaste at some of the particulars, Congress on Friday voted to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits and sent the bill to President Obama.


Lawmakers reach tentative deal to extend payroll tax break

Despite discomfort in the Republican ranks, House and Senate negotiators reached a deal in principle early Thursday to extend a payroll tax break, continue unemployment benefits and ensure that Medicare doctors do not get a pay cut this year.


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