House OKs Payroll Tax Cut With Keystone Strings Attached

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 8:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill linking the renewal of a payroll tax holiday to legislation forcing a decision on TransCanada Corp.'s controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama.

H.R. 3630, introduced by Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., and called the The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, passed 234-193 in a largely party-line vote — 10 Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the bill, while 14 Republicans crossed the aisle to vote against it....
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