House GOP leaders want new payroll tax cut bill

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, joined by other GOP leaders, criticizes President Obama and Congressional Democrats for failure to end the debt crisis, Monday, July 25, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

December 18, 2011 11:36:59 AM PST
Top House Republicans said Sunday they oppose a bipartisan, Senate-approved bill that extends a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months and said congressional bargainers need to write a new version lasting a longer time.