Carney said the administration still wanted to work with Congress where it could — including getting an extension to the payroll tax cut as soon as possible. Carney said he would be “shocked” if the GOP retaliated by holding up the tax cut and said Republican lawmakers who are up for re-election should feel pressure to get more done.
“Everyone has to answer to their constituents,” he said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.