House Debates Payroll Tax Extension Plan
(L-R) House Republican freshmen members (L-R) Rep. Allen West (R-FL), Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Richard Neugent (R-FL), Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) give a news conference on the payroll tax vote at the U.S. Capitol December 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. The GOP congressmen were critical of the Senate and the legislation they passed extending the payroll tax holiday, unemployement benefits and an adjustment in the payments that go to doctors for medicaid visits.
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