McConnell to Boehner: C'mon, pass the Senate payroll-tax bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today offered a potential resolution to the weeklong stalemate over the expiring payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits, calling on the House to pass the short-term deal and the Senate to appoint conferees for the longer-term deal.

McConnell has largely kept mum since the Senate’s Saturday vote to pass a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and the subsequent House GOP refusal to take up and pass the Senate-brokered bipartisan compromise.