Daily Tax Update - January 26, 2012: Republicans Oppose Including Extenders In Payroll Tax Conference

REPUBLICANS OPPOSE INCLUDING EXTENDERS IN PAYROLL TAX CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:  A proposal by Democrats to include the expired tax extenders in the payroll tax conference committee was met with opposition by Republicans yesterday.  Rep. Dave Camp, House Ways and Means Chairman and co-chairman of the conference committee, said that he does not support including the extenders with the payroll tax cut extension.  Camp said, "I think that we need to stay within the scope of conference at this time and resolve the issues that are before the conference before we bring new issues forward."

  • Another conferee, Rep. Tom Price, added that Republicans would try to prevent the extenders from being included within the scope of the conference.  Price said, "Without a change in the rules or an acceptance of everybody, you can’t move beyond what’s in the House bill, from a parliamentary standpoint.  Things that aren’t in the House bill can’t even be brought to the table to be discussed unless there’s an agreement by all."

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