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May 22, 2015

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May 22, 2015

House OKs permanent research credit; Obama administration threatens veto: Legislation to permanently extend the research and experimentation tax credit cleared the House of Representatives; however, the bill, which includes no revenue offsets, faces an uncertain future in the Senate and a veto threat from the Obama administration.

Lawmakers moving toward two-month, unoffset Highway Trust Fund patch: With the Highway Trust Fund running low on cash, Congress is expected to clear a two-month extension of the program – without revenue offsets – before leaving for the week-long Memorial Day recess.

Ryan lays out agenda for limited tax reform, early action on extenders: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said that his panel may act on limited business tax reform legislation this year and would avoid a last-minute rush to address expired tax extenders provisions.


May 15, 2015
Some new details, but little clarity, on prospects for tax reform working groups, offsets for highway funding

May 8, 2015
Senate approves budget conference report

May 1, 2015
Budget conference report passes House

April 24, 2015
Budget conference committee holds public meeting; deal reportedly near

April 17, 2015
Estate tax repeal, permanent state and local sales tax deduction clear House

March 27, 2015
House and Senate clear 10-year budget plans, conference committee to follow

March 20, 2015
Finance hearing delves into international reform options

March 13, 2015
Senate taxwriters explore options to simplify the tax code through reform

March 6, 2015
Senate taxwriters look at tax reform and fairness

February 27, 2015
Finance hearing focuses on boosting economic growth through tax reform

February 13, 2015
House continues push for permanent extenders

February 6, 2015
FY 2016 budget blueprint reflects president’s call for business tax reform, infrastructure spending, middle-class tax relief

February 2, 2015 - Special Edition
White House releases FY 2016 budget proposal

January 30, 2015
Finance Committee OKs exception to PPACA employer mandate

January 23, 2015
President pushes middle-class tax relief, upper-class tax hikes in State of the Union message

January 16, 2015
Finance Committee forms tax reform working groups

January 9, 2015
House OKs dynamic scoring requirement, takes aim at PPACA employer mandate

December 19, 2014
Tax extenders bill becomes law

December 16, 2014 - Special Edition
Senate approves one-year tax extenders package; president’s signature expected

December 12, 2014
Senate extenders timetable in flux

December 5, 2014
Senate likely to accept House-passed extenders bill, Wyden says

December 3, 2014 - Special Edition
Extenders in limbo after White House nixes potential deal

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