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McConnell says GOP-led house should extend tax cut short-term and long-term

Published 12/22/2011, Associated Press

The Senate's top Republican today urged the GOP-led House to pass a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts and break an impasse that threatens all workers with a Jan. 1 tax increase. Within hours, a House Republican freshman broke ranks and agreed, signaling that fierce pressure from almost every corner of the Republican Party had begun to crack conservative opposition to a short-term fix.

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