Payroll Tax Cut Deal Could Get Vote in Both Chambers Today

By: Friday February 17, 2012 7:40 am

The House has released the conference report for the payroll tax cut agreement. It’s pretty much what we heard last night. The plan is for both the House and Senate to pass the conference report today, so that both chambers can go out on recess next week. This violates the House rule of having 72 [...]

Payroll Tax Cut/UI Details Released

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 2:21 pm

Talking Points Memo snagged the details, written up by the House Ways and Means Committee, of the payroll tax cut/unemployment insurance/”doc fix” bill. So let’s go over it. We know the topline stuff: it’s a $150 billion piece of legislation, and $52 billion will be paid for. The payroll tax cut, extended to the end [...]

Deal on Payroll Tax/UI Bill To Get Vote Within Days

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 6:28 am

Negotiators say they have a deal on a $150 billion bill to extend the payroll tax cut, some unemployment insurance benefits and the “doc fix” to the end of the year, a bill that will sacrifice some health care prevention money, several weeks of unemployment eligibility, and at the very end, pension contributions for new [...]

Latest Details on Payroll Tax/UI Bill Includes Cuts to Health Care Prevention Fund, Jobless Benefits

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 1:35 pm

The details on this emerging deal on various expiring measures are getting worse by the minute. Here’s what we know: The $150 billion bill, extending the payroll tax cut, some extended unemployment insurance benefits and the “doc fix” on Medicare reimbursement rates, will only require $50 billion in offsets. The payroll tax cut won’t get [...]

Tentative Payroll Tax/UI Deal Would Cut Indeterminate Number of Weeks of Extended Unemployment Benefits

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 6:20 am

Late yesterday afternoon, news broke of a tentative deal to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and the “doc fix” on Medicare reimbursement rates. Only we shouldn’t say that the deal would extend unemployment benefits, because it wouldn’t extend all of them. There will be cuts to the maximum number of weeks of benefits [...]

Four Weeks to Payroll Tax Cut/UI Expiration, and Little Movement on Extension

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 8:55 am

The payroll tax cut and extended unemployment benefits expire on February 29. And though the House-Senate conference committee charged with figuring out a year-long extension met yesterday, there really isn’t a lot of movement toward a solution. Pay-fors seem to be the biggest stumbling block. On Wednesday, the House approved one of the GOP’s favored [...]

Republican Power Play on Payroll Tax Cut Performing to Expectations

By: Friday December 9, 2011 8:15 am

The litany of poison pill riders in the Republican version of payroll tax cut legislation kind of gives the game away. Not only would the Keystone XL pipeline authorization get ripped from the President, not only would the EPA boiler rule get rolled back, not only would money be taken from parts of the Affordable [...]

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