Flooding is a major concern today across Eastern Kentucky as rivers continue to rise after the heavy rain and snow melt of the last few days. Now as the rain has transitioned to sleet and snow roads will become treacherous and ice covered. Flood Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for most of the day. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
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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