The White House has changed their “If Congress Doesn’t Act” countdown clock. The clock countdowns until payroll taxes go up for middle class Americans. The timeline now features a cross through Congress and shows “the house”, in all capitals, over it. The Senate featured a bill that featured a compromise by Democrats and Republicans. President Obama has embraced the plan. Speaker.gov also features a countdown clock, and it to has Congress crossed out. Instead of Congress, it features the Senate. The House of Representatives have passed a plan, largely across party lines. that extends the payroll tax cut. Speaker Boehner has criticized the Senate compromise because it only extends the tax cut for 2 months, Speaker Boehner says they need to go all the way, 1 year. Speaker Boehner also said that the bill will get defeated in the house.