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November 20, 2015

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November 20, 2015

Fate of tax extenders remains uncertain as lawmakers continue deliberations: House and Senate lawmakers continued to negotiate the contours of legislation that would renew dozens of temporary tax provisions that expired at the end of 2014 – but disagreement over which, if any, provisions should be made permanent still stands in the way of a final deal.

Congress OKs another short-term highway patch: Conceding they were unlikely to reach a conference agreement in time to send a multi-year transportation bill to the president before the scheduled expiration of the Highway Trust Fund’s spending authority on November 20, congressional leaders pushed through another short-term extension – the fourth this year – giving themselves until December 4 to reconcile competing Senate- and House-passed proposals.

Brady announces leadership, membership changes on Ways and Means subcommittees: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady announced several organizational changes on the taxwriting panel, including the appointment of new subcommittee chairs and a reshuffling of subcommittee assignments for some Ways and Means Republicans.


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November 6, 2015
Kevin Brady tapped by House Republicans to lead Ways and Means Committee

October 30, 2015
Two-year budget deal – with streamlined audit rules for large partnerships – heads to White House

October 23, 2015
Ryan officially enters speaker’s race

October 9, 2015
House GOP leadership election postponed as McCarthy withdraws from speaker’s race

October 6, 2015 - Special Edition
OECD releases final BEPS reports

October 2, 2015
International tax reform-highway package hits pothole

September 25, 2015
Senate set to move government funding bill with extension of Internet tax moratorium

September 18, 2015
House taxwriters OK new tranche of permanent extenders provisions

September 11, 2015
New Highway Trust Fund revenue estimate presents possible speed bump for international tax reform

September 8, 2015 - Special Edition
End of recess starts countdown for action on highways, international tax reform

August 7, 2015
As Congress goes quiet, lawmakers face fall debates on highways, international tax reform

July 31, 2015
Boustany-Neal ‘innovation box’ proposal sets up fall debate on international tax reform

July 29, 2015 - Special Edition
Boustany, Neal release ‘innovation box’ discussion draft for public comment

July 24, 2015
Senate reaches for long-term Highway Trust Fund bill as House stands by five-month patch

July 17, 2015
House OKs short-term highway patch with tax compliance offsets; Senate leaders mull multi-year package

July 10, 2015
Finance Committee tax reform working groups show their work

June 26, 2015
Consensus on long-term funding source for highways remains elusive

June 19, 2015
No consensus on highway funding sources at Ways and Means, Finance hearings

June 12, 2015
McConnell rules out comprehensive reform this year as lawmakers float international-only proposals

June 5, 2015
Hatch eyes end-of-June deadline for tax reform working groups

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