House GOP rejects 2-month payroll tax cut

(AP) ? The House has rejected a plan backed by President Barack Obama to extend a 2-percentage point payroll tax cut for two months.

Republicans are demanding immediate talks with the Senate on a year-long extension. Without a bill extending the cuts, payroll taxes will go up for 160 million workers on Jan. 1. Almost 2 million people could lose unemployment benefits as well.

House now to vote Tuesday on payroll tax cut bill

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