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Good evening I'm -- -- in a surprise visit to the White House briefing room today President Obama insisted.
On a compromise on a two month payroll tax cut extension.
Without it he warned the fragile economy could be in jeopardy.
Also in jeopardy right now lawmakers holiday plants.
We've not -- coverage tonight Ed Henry has the White House response to the political back and forth but -- began with correspondent Mike Emanuel with the latest maneuvering.
On Capitol Hill to be much.
Greg you're leaving the house sounded anything but bipartisan today trading verbal jabs over the payroll tax holiday -- so today President Obama -- then.
Trying to force the issue.
Now let's be clear.
Right now be bipartisan compromise that was reached on Saturday.
Is the only viable way to prevent a tax like.
On January 1 moments later the speaker responded that he needs the president's help -- I President Obama needs to call on senate Democrats.
To go back in the session.
Moved to go to conference and to sit down and resolve this bill was quickly.
Possible earlier the house voted to 29 to 193 to set aside -- senate two month payroll tax holiday extension and have a congressional conference negotiate a one year extension.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid who passed a two month plan on Saturday said quote.
It is unconscionable that speaker Boehner is blocking a bipartisan compromise.
That would protect middle class families from the tax hike looming on January 1 a compromise that senator McConnell and I negotiated it speaker Boehner own request.
Leading Republicans said they be willing to keep pushing to find a better deal.
There is no reason why the house the senate.
And the president.
Cannot spend the next two weeks.
Working to get that done a senior Democrat got emotional at the thought of taxes going up if lawmakers cannot work it out.
Cash and Republicans agree that it's important provide certainty to job creators and the American people our economy is too -- And the American people have been struggling for far too long for congress not to work out our differences after house Democrats reenergized the short term senate plan.
Late in the day some fireworks flew between key leaders.
Is the house prepared.
To preclude the eventuality.
160 million people losing that tax cut the -- -- acted.
We have again.
Taken the position that all people -- thank in this building of take him which is -- so much better more desirable for us to provide -- and he.
To the working families of this country.
The senate is.
John and at this hour most house members are on their way home all can get recalled by the respective leadership.
But tonight it is not appear to be a clear path to a deal Brett.
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