Boehner: House to vote Tuesday on payroll tax

The House will vote on the GOP proposal to extend the payroll tax cut on Tuesday, Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerDem senator to reintroduce ‘Buy America’ legislation GOP senators offer bill to require spending cuts with debt-limit hikes Pelosi blasts Trump’s ‘rookie error’ on ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Ohio) has announced.

At a Monday press conference, BoehnerJohn BoehnerDem senator to reintroduce ‘Buy America’ legislation GOP senators offer bill to require spending cuts with debt-limit hikes Pelosi blasts Trump’s ‘rookie error’ on ObamaCare repeal MORE said the bill should be approved with bipartisan support. He noted that most of the provisions paying for the cost of extending the tax cut and federal unemployment benefits were once proposed by President Obama.

“Tomorrow the House will vote on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act — a bill that should pass with bipartisan support,” Boehner said.

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The Speaker said “90 percent” of the bill’s “pay-fors” were taken from items proposed by Obama.

The White House has threatened to veto the package of language that would force a decision to approve the Keystone oil sands pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.

House Democratic leaders are also whipping against the package, which means Boehner will have to count on a lot of support from Republicans.

Boehner predicted that the measure has a "good shot" of remaining intact when the Senate takes it up later this week, despite Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all Sharron Angle to challenge GOP rep in Nevada Fox's Watters asks Trump whom he would fire: Baldwin, Schumer or Zucker MORE's (D-Nev.) warning that the pipeline provision was a non-starter.