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Republicans who feared they may be pinned to the political map by President Obama while wrestling over pay payroll tax cut.
Have executed a reversal of sorts chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel tells us GOP leaders and some Democrats.
Think they may have found a way to come out on top.
House Republicans unveiled a 192 billion dollar package today that includes fully paid for extensions -- the payroll tax holiday.
A reformed unemployment insurance program.
-- a two year extension of the Medicare doc fix it also includes forcing the administration to allow the keystone XL pipeline project to be built a move designed to win over reluctant Republicans.
One or two of my colleagues come up to say hey I was on the bubble but if this is in there we need this and all vote for it.
To help pay for the overall package nearly eighty billion dollars would be saved by extending the salary freeze for federal workers changing the medical co pay structure for civilian federal retirees.
And holding spectrum auctions and making other reforms.
Yet the top house Democrat again blasted the inclusion of the pipeline in the bill.
It's a poison pill designed to -- the payroll tax cut the president said he will be telling the bill.
He will contend that -- Only the president didn't say veto any effort to try to try are tired.
Keystone to the payroll tax cut I will reject and the president's spokesman today remained -- I think the president's language pretty clear about what he would accept the money would reject a leading senate Republican says he thinks mr.
Obama could lose more than each game.
He would be the one responsible.
For tax increase on middle class Americans if he veto this legislation so I predict he will sign it.
And we will get some jobs -- this too.
The new Fox News poll shows a majority of Americans disapprove of mr.
Obama's job performance the poll also reveals disapproval of congress.
Is up to 83%.
From eighty last month.
Still senate majority leader Harry Reid said quote if the house sends us their bill with keystone and it -- -- just wasting valuable time because it will not pass the senate.
-- -- says the package will likely get sixty votes in the senate.
I do because I think the Democrats are going to be split a lot of organized labor groups are very much for this because they recognize the jobs it will come out of it.
Support is expected to come from democratic lawmakers along the pipeline route including.
Democrats from Montana baucus and tester Nelson from Nebraska and Lander from Louisiana Democrats opposed to the pipeline project.
Are going to back to the drawing board to develop an alternative plan.
-- but manual on the hill tonight Mike thank you -- pressure pull.
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