Joined by Lieberman and Dem Sens. Pryor and Ben Nelson, Republicans unanimous in opposition to bill.
McConnell: “[It would] impose a permanent tax hike on about 300,000 U.S. business owners and then use the money to bail out cities and states that cannot pay their bills.”
President responds: “Every Senate Republican voted to block a bill that would help middle class families and keep hundreds of thousands of firefighters on the job, police officers on the streets, and teachers in the classroom when our kids need them most.”
AND: GOP backed withholding tax relief provision fails 57 — 43.