Congress Approves Two-Month Payroll Tax Deal

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 7:34 PM EST) -- Lawmakers on Friday approved a deal to extend the payroll tax cut for two months, a deal that includes a provision that will force the Obama administration to make a decision on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline within 60 days.

Both houses of Congress passed the deal Friday morning by unanimous consent.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement that under the agreement reached Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that the House will approve the extension of the payroll tax...
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