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Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) takes the podium. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and fellow members of Republican House leadership hold a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington DC at 10 AM on December 22, 2011 to discuss why they had failed to accept a two month extension of an expiring payroll tax cut that had passed the Senate on Dec. 17, and calling on Democrats to return to Washington and negotiate a one year deal. He and Republican House leaders had been taking criticism from some Senate Republicans and conservative pundits for their stand. (Several hours following this press conference, Speaker Boehner reversed himself and accepted the two month extension.) (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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