TWICE DENIED

Reid, Menendez and Durbin address a news conference after opponents blocked passage of the "Dream Act" at the US Capitol in Washington
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (C) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) address a news conference after opponents blocked passage of the "Dream Act" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 18, 2010. The measure would have provided a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

Senate blocks both Dem and GOP versions of payroll tax cut extension, 51 — 49 and 72 — 28.

Dems Manchin and Tester cast “no” votes on bill including millionaire’s surtax.

Republican caucus split on own party’s iteration of the tax holiday expansion.

WH responds: “Tonight, Senate Republicans chose to raise taxes on nearly 160 million hardworking Americans.”

Related Topics: Payroll Tax Cut, Congress, Senate

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