On the Hill

House GOP to Kill Payroll Tax Vote

Having already delayed the payroll-tax cut vote until Tuesday, House Republicans will now likely scrap the vote entirely, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Monday night. The House GOP was expected to vote nay to a two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut that passed the Senate with huge bipartisan support, 89-10. But now they are considering killing the vote instead of directly opposing a tax break, GOP aides told CNN. Most senators have already taken off on vacation, so negotiations with the House are unlikely. Without further action, the tax-cut holiday will end Jan. 1.