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It's extending long term unemployment benefits and they payroll tax cut.
Remain priorities for both congress and the president but chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports tonight there is a new element in the mix.
-- speaker John Boehner says he's -- -- house will pass a bill next week extending the payroll tax holiday extending and reforming unemployment benefits and also creating jobs the legislation includes a measure that forces the administration to construct the keystone XL pipeline project.
The move designed to -- conservative support.
And the Keystone Pipeline project -- -- tens of thousands of jobs immediately.
It has bipartisan support in the house -- A key White House ally the AFL CIO and at least for the unions say the pipeline could -- 20000 immediate jobs and up to a half million in direct jobs.
This is unemployment and the construction industry remains above 13%.
So this may -- the key component to winning support from some Democrats as well.
House majority leader Eric Cantor challenge the president and suggested yesterday he'd consider rejecting a payroll tax extension with the pipeline matter attached.
If the president is serious about his commitment economic growth and jobs in this country he'll sign this bill.
Another sweetener for conservatives is the roughly 180.
Billion dollar package would be fully paid for.
Including using recommendations the president made to the congressional super committee was still the president fired back at Republican leaders.
Rather than trying to figure out what -- made.
Extract politically from me in order to get this thing done -- They need to do -- be focused on what's good for the economy what's good for jobs and what's good for the American people.
A key house ally for mr.
Obama called the energy pipeline a non starter.
Don't put something that has absolutely nothing like the Keystone Pipeline.
Born to a bill and say.
-- better price from the middle income people.
And with yet another payroll tax extension backed by senate Democrats failing to win enough support today.
The focus is on the house plan where many believe the pipeline is the -- People say we can swallow this but don't back down -- the senate.
For example won't go along with the keystone provision or some of the other records are -- them all bets are off.
Record in favor of moving forward with the pipeline project.
As or at least six senate Democrats that doesn't get to sixty votes in the senate.
But with time running out on the payroll tax holiday it sets up a showdown next week Brett might mean a lot on the hill tonight Mike thank you.
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