Unanswered Questions of the Tax Cut Deal

By: Monday December 13, 2010 2:02 pm

That cloture vote is still open at the moment, but the Senate will move to advance the health care bill today. They already have close to 70 votes in favor. With that kind of support, passage is assured. But while there’s no question of that, other questions abound: • Will the Senate allow amendments? As [...]

Tax Bill Introduced in Senate; Includes Renewable Energy Provisions

By: Friday December 10, 2010 6:42 am

The bill wasn’t negotiable, until… it was. On the main points, the tax bill introduced by Harry Reid last night contains the main points outlined by President Obama – a two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts, a two-year extension of the estate tax at drastically low rates, a 13-month unemployment insurance extension, several refundable [...]

House Passes Smaller Jobs Bills

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 7:34 am

The House has taken their cues from the Senate Majority Leader’s “jobs agenda” and will probably round out the year with multiple minor measures aimed at creating jobs. Yesterday they passed two of them. First, they passed a small business and infrastructure bill that would spend about $18 billion dollars, subsidizing more state-based Build America [...]

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