The Senate passed the deal with 89 votes Saturday but Boehner told “Meet the Press” Sunday that he isn’t happy with it and wants a yearlong extension.
“Two months is just kicking the can down the road,” Boehner said on the news talk show program. “What I’m suggesting is this: The House has passed its bill; the Senate has passed its bill. Under the Constitution, when we have these disagreements, there could be a formal conference between the House and Senate.”
The two-month extension came out of stalled negotiations and emerged only after Democrats caved on GOP demands for a non-germane rider forcing a quick positions on a controversial oil pipeline. If an extension is not approved — for either two months or a year — millions of Americans face a payroll tax hike.