House GOP tax bill survives Dem point of order

Moore said the bill extends the payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance, but at too high a price, referencing cuts to the number of weeks people would be eligible for that insurance. She quoted a song from the group Cameo called "Talkin' Out the Side of Your Neck," and accused Republicans of doing just that.

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"They talk and talk and talk, making false claims to the middle class, false promises, when they are really trying to protect the interest of the 1 percent," she said.

Other Democrats called the bill a "sham" and a "disgrace."

House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) said that while he and Moore share an affection for R&B music, he was not familiar with "Talkin' Out the Side of Your Neck."

"I don't really know that song, but I'll have to check it out," he said. Dreier quoted another artist, Shakespeare, who said, "In such business, action is eloquence."

"Any action that my colleagues are proposing on the other side will simply delay out effort that will ensure that we extend the payroll tax holiday for an additional year, and it will prevent us… from providing those benefits to people who are unable to find work today," he said.

With the point of order dismissed, the House moved to debating the rule for the legislation, H.R. 3630.

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