Democrats may push clean energy in deficit talks

The Hill’s Erik Wasson has the latest on high stakes deficit-reduction talks between the White House and a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

His piece on a Democratic push for stimulus measures in the deal includes this tidbit:

[Sen. Charles] Schumer [D-N.Y.] said extending or expanding the payroll tax reduction enacted in the December 2010 tax cut deal between the White House and Congress is high on the list. Infrastructure spending and support for clean energy are other possible Democrat demands.