WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP aides say House Republican leaders have
agreed to a two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax cuts
and federal unemployment benefits.
The move reflects a retreat by House Republicans and appears to
all but assure 160 million workers aren't hit by a 2 percentage
point increase in the payroll tax on Jan. 1.
House leaders were to brief rank-and-file lawmakers on the
proposal on a conference call later Thursday.
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