Lawmakers Move to Cusp of Deal on Payroll Tax Cut
Congressional leaders are gauging lawmakers' reactions to a tentative deal extending a 2 percentage-point payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012.
Negotiators Reach Tentative Payroll Deal
House and Senate negotiators have reached tentative agreement on renewing a payroll tax cut that delivers about $20 a week to the average worker.
Capitol Hill Weighs GOP Payroll Tax Gambit
House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to weigh a proposal by GOP leaders to extend the 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax through the end of the year.
Congress Approves Two-Month Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Following House GOP change of heart, bill approved by both Houses in Dec. 23 pro forma sessions.
Payroll Tax Cut Votes Reveal Washington's Political Fault Lines
Congress will likely pass some form of a payroll tax cut before 2011 is out, but the process is a painful one that shows just how divided Democrats and Republicans remain—and where the fault lines lie.