“There is no reason the Senate shouldn’t take it up right now,” continued the Republican leader. “This is one small thing we can do right now to reduce the burden on employers across the country." 

The House voted Thursday to repeal the "onerous" tax-withholding requirement, a move House Republicans said would not only help create jobs, but should also dispel Democratic arguments that the GOP is not working expeditiously to find areas of agreement on job creation.

In calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidTrump flirts with Dems for Cabinet Lawmakers eye early exit from Washington McCain to support waiver for Mattis, Trump team says MORE (D-Nev.) to call that bill down to the floor, McConnell entirely sidestepped his appeal — just minutes before — for Republicans to join Democrats in passing a $60 billion spending bill proposed by Obama. 

—Pete Kasperowiz contributed.