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House Republican leaders agree to payroll tax holiday extension without offsets

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/02/2012

Paul Kane

House Republican leaders said Monday that they will support extending the federal payroll tax holiday through the end of the year without demanding spending cuts to pay for it, a concession aimed at averting another po­litically damaging showdown in Washington.

The House leadership could offer a pared-down measure to extend the tax cuts later this week. But the top three GOP leaders backed off previous demands that the tax break's extension be accompanied by spending reductions to shore up the finances of the Social Security program, which is funded through withholding taxes.

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"House Republican leaders agree to payroll tax holiday extension without offsets", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/house-republican-leaders-agree-to-payroll-tax-holiday-extension-without-offsets