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Disturbed Beltway Sources Report Congress Eerily Cooperative Today

WASHINGTON—According to reports from distressed Capitol Hill sources, members of both houses of Congress were eerily cooperative and agreeable throughout today’s legislative session, prompting widespread confusion, fear, and suspicion among politica… Tweet This Post

Congress extends payroll tax cut, sends to Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress on Friday passed legislation extending a tax cut for 160 million workers through December and continuing long-term jobless benefits, handing President Barack Obama a major victory in this election year. In two quick bipartisan votes, the House of Representatives passed the measure 293-132, and minutes later the Senate passed it 60-36. [...]

Congress sends payroll tax cut bill to Obama

Congress on Friday approved legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship. Tweet This Post

Congress sends payroll tax cut bill to Obama

Congress on Friday approved legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship. Tweet This Post

Congress moves toward ending payroll tax cut fight

Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest. Tweet This Post

Congress reaches payroll tax-cut deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans, set to expire at the end of this month, would be extended through December under a bipartisan deal announced early on Thursday by U.S. congressional leaders. The accord would also renew expiring jobless benefits for millions of others and prevent a pay cut for [...]

Congress deal reached on payroll tax measure

Congressional negotiators ended a bruising election-year fight and sealed an agreement late Wednesday on legislation to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, a top priority of President Barack Obama. Tweet This Post