Tax talks handed off to small group of lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican Leader John Boehner says a
small bipartisan group of lawmakers will start meeting with Obama
administration officials to negotiate a deal to extend Bush era tax
cuts that expire at the end of the year.
Boehner said four lawmakers, a Democrat and a Republican from
both the House and Senate, would start meeting soon with Treasury
Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House budget director Jacob
President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress want
to extend tax cuts for middle- and lower-income taxpayers, while
Republicans want to extend them for everyone.
Boehner spoke after a White House meeting between President
Barack Obama and congressional leaders. He said Rep. Dave Camp of
Michigan would represent House Republicans. Other negotiators have
yet to be named.