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January 23, 2015

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January 23, 2015

President pushes middle-class tax relief, upper-class tax hikes in State of the Union message: In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for tax relief and spending targeted at low- and middle-income workers and families, paid for by tax increases aimed largely at wealthy individuals and large financial institutions.

Lew optimistic business tax reform can happen this Congress: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew struck an optimistic tone on business tax reform, telling audience members at a Brookings Institution event that he believes there is a strong potential for the White House and congressional Republicans to find common ground.

Expect Finance Committee tax reform bill this year, Hatch says: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, indicated that his panel will mark up tax reform legislation in 2015.

Finance Committee hearing examines jobs and the economy: Senate Finance Committee members and witnesses testifying at a recent hearing agreed that tax reform will play a critical role in boosting employment rates and reinvigorating the economy.


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