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Cantor Says House Republicans Working on Payroll Tax Cut Plan

December 12, 2011

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- House Republican leaders are “definitely working” on putting together a package of tax-cut extensions that includes a payroll provision, according to U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said in an interview today that details of the package were still “under discussion” and that Republican leaders would present options to their caucus before the end of the week.

Republican leaders should be able to persuade their members to support the measure they craft, which will include spending cuts, Cantor said.

Laena Fallon, Cantor’s spokeswoman, said today that the House wouldn’t vote before next week on a payroll tax-cut extension.

--Editors: Jodi Schneider, Jim Rubin.

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