December 12, 2011 - 7:01 PM
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. A crucial vote is scheduled in the House Tuesday on a GOP effort to back an extension of the payroll-tax cut and other measures including an provision to speed approval on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)