At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON -House Republican leaders are renewing their call for the Democratic-led Senate to bargain with them and try to end the stalemate over extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits.
House Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republicans met Wednesday, saying Senate negotiators should join them in a search for compromise.
Minutes earlier, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released a letter to Boehner urging him to bring the House back to Washington. Reid wants the House to approve a bipartisan Senate-approved bill extending the tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, and then bargain over a yearlong extension.
House Republicans want to extend the tax cut and jobless benefits for a year.
The payroll tax paid and jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed ends Jan. 1
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