McConnell Names Conferees For Tax-Cut, Doc Fix Negotiations
Late last month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., named his picks to negotiate for a year-long extension of the payroll tax holiday and Medicare doc fix.
Politico: Mitch McConnell Names Tax-Cut Conferees
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Friday that he's chosen Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Mike Crapo of Idaho and John Barrasso of Wyoming as the Senate Republican negotiators for a yearlong extension of the payroll tax holiday. Unable to agree on a longer deal, Congress extended the current 2 percent Social Security tax cut, as well as more unemployment insurance and the reimbursement rate for doctors who provide Medicare services, through the end of February (Kim, 12/30).
Roll Call: McConnell Names Payroll Tax Negotiators
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) today put in place the final members of a conference committee charged with negotiating an extension of the payroll tax cut and other programs set to expire in late February. McConnell named Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.); Sen. Mike Crapo, (R-Idaho), a member of the Senate Finance Committee; and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) chairman-elect of the Republican Policy Committee. ... Along with the payroll tax, the committee will negotiate the extension of the unemployment insurance and the Medicare physician fee fix (Sanchez, 12/30).