House Dems Urge GOP To Go Back To Work On Payroll Tax Break, ‘Doc Fix’
The problem continues to be how to pay for the solutions. Meanwhile, Rep. Wally Herger, R-Calif., a high-ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced he will not seek another congressional term. He has been a strong opponent of the administration's health overhaul.
Los Angeles Times: House Democrats Urge GOP To Return To Work On Payroll Tax Break
House Democrats continued their daily assault on Republicans on Monday over extending the payroll tax break, hoping to cut short the holiday recess to bring both sides to the table and negotiate a long-term resolution to the volatile issue. … The problem has been how to pay for the tax break package, which costs $200 billion. It also includes a continuation of unemployment insurance and prevents a pay cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients (Mascaro, 1/10).
The Associated Press: US Rep. Wally Herger Retiring After 13 Terms
U.S. Rep. Wally Herger announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election, marking the second retirement in recent days from a longstanding GOP member of California's congressional delegation. Herger, 66, said he would retire after finishing out his 13th term. He is a senior member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and is a staunch conservative who has been highly critical of the Democratic-led overhaul of health care (Freking, 1/10).