The House Democratic caucus is fuming, but …
From NationalJournal.com, “The Rupture Between House Democrats and the White House“:
Still, the current thinking is that the Senate passes it without amendment, and the House receives it next week when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others, possibly the Business Roundtable and National Association of Manufacturers, weigh in.
If they’re in favor, the pressure will be too great for the Blue Dogs, New Democrats, and wobbly Republicans to resist. But this is a strategy and a chalkboard play that lacks one key ingredient — the football. The lack of a bill makes all of this theoretical.
The NAM already weighed in! Here’s our news release, “Manufacturers: Proposed Compromise on Tax Relief Is a Positive Step for Jobs and Economy.”
And since the article was written, there does appear to be a bill. The Senate Democratic caucus has released the text of legislative language, “The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010.”