CNN Wire Staff
Washington (CNN) - Senators are expected to open debate on the tax compromise reached by President Barack Obama and Republicans Monday, but House Democrats will likely try to change the deal, one of their leaders said.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told reporters that the package will get a vote in the House despite a threat by House Democrats last week to prevent it from reaching the floor.
"What form the bill comes to the floor in is something that's under discussion and debate," Van Hollen said, later adding that the House "will have an opportunity to work its will, but there will be, as I say, discussions as to the form it takes when it arrives for that vote."
The Senate will be the first to consider the tax package, which would extend tax cuts from the Bush era for another two years while also funding unemployment benefits for another 13 months and enacting a one-year payroll tax reduction intended to bolster a sluggish recovery from the economic downturn.
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