WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress say extending middle-class tax cuts will have to wait until after the November elections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had suggested that a vote could be held this week. But her deputy, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, says there would be no point because the legislation is being held up by Republicans in the Senate.
One of President Barack Obama's chief advisers says the White House will figure out a way to get middle-class tax cuts extended after the election. David Axelrod says the administration will continue to push the tax cuts despite stiff resistance from Republicans.
Axelrod tells ABC's "This Week" that "one way or the other, we're going to get it done."