House Debates Payroll Tax Extension Plan

In This Photo: John Boehner
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers reporters' questions during a brief news conference after a House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol December 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Boehner said he expects the House to reject a short-term plan to extend the tax cuts for another two months that passe the Senate last week.
(Dec. 18, 2011 - Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)