Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada , second left, leaves closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., far right, speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada , second left, leaves closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., far right, speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)