A slow moving cold front will bring rain back to the mountains Tuesday afternoon and evening. Some storms could contain heavy rain and could lead to new flash flooding. Keep an eye on water levels in flood prone areas and do not cross flooded roadways.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill renewing a payroll tax cut next year, complaining that the legislation forces middle-class families to
pay for the measure without asking the rich to contribute.
The threat came as the House began debating the bill, which
would also extend long-term unemployment benefits and prevent a cut in Medicare payments to doctors. The GOP-led chamber was expected to approve the legislation later Tuesday.
Obama has previously objected to a provision in the bill forcing
work on a proposed oil pipeline, which Obama wants to delay.
The White House threat came in a letter that accuses Republicans
of playing politics and wrapping ideological issues into the
dispute. Republicans say the measure would create jobs.
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