House Frosh May Balk at Payroll Deal

Angry Republicans could force House to reconvene
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2011 3:21 AM CST
"If you can’t start doing what’s right for the American people then why the hell did you come here?" asks Rep. Mike Kelly (center).   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Most members of Congress have already headed home for the holidays, but a few freshmen Republicans in the House are so unhappy with the last-minute payroll tax deal that they might return to Washington to try to derail it. At least two freshmen legislators (Mo Brooks and Mike Kelly) have hinted that they might object to the measure passing by unanimous consent, a move that would force the House to reconvene, Politico reports. Other freshmen interviewed say that while they are bitterly disappointed with the deal, opposing it seems futile. (Read more House Republicans stories.)

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