The Madeleine Brand Show for December 19, 2011

House GOP expected to reject Senate payroll tax break proposal

Speaker Boehner Speaks To Press After House GOP Meeting

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File photo: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to reporters during media availability at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 30, 2011, in Washington, D.C. House GOP are expected to reject the Senate's payroll tax proposal.

House Republicans are expected to reject a plan to extend the payroll tax-break approved by a bipartisan vote in the Senate over the weekend. House Speaker John Boehner announced Republicans in the House would vote against the proposal Monday. Boehner is calling on Senate leaders to negotiate an alternative bill before legislators leave for the holidays.

Guest:

Christina Bellantoni, editor at Roll Call


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