Boehner tweets that the deal is done before presser
Just a while ago House Speaker John Boehner tweeted that his party would bend on the payroll tax holiday two-month extension that has already been approved by the Senate.
Agreement reached to ensure families’ taxes don’t go up on 1/1 & stop Senate bill provision that’d hurt job creators http://j.mp/uRXzvi
This is good for the people and a late but needed move the the Speaker. CNN’s Dana Bash reports that Boehner told his caucus that he had reached a deal with Senate Leader Harry Reid and that was it.
The Speaker made a brief statement at a press conference which didn’t contain the normal bluster and theater we’ve gotten used to. Boehner said “I don’t think it’s any time for celebration…” I’m sure you don’t Mr. Speaker.