Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., this morning joined House Speaker John Boehner to again call on senators to return to Washington to negotiate a payroll tax extension. McClatchy’s Lesley Clark points out that both North Carolina senators, including fellow Republican Sen. Richard Burr, voted for the two-month extension that House Republicans have called irresponsible. House Republicans are seeking a year-long extension.
"I want to ask those senators why would you vote for such a short term solution," Ellmers said. "So you could go home for the holidays?"