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April 24, 2015

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April 24, 2015

Budget conference committee holds public meeting; deal reportedly near: Members of a House-Senate conference committee established to iron out differences between the separate budget resolutions approved in each chamber last month sparred over tax and spending policy during their first – and likely only – public meeting; but by week’s end the panel’s leaders appeared to be closing in on an agreement.

Taxwriters include extension of Health Coverage Tax Credit – with revenue offsets – in trade adjustment assistance legislation: House and Senate taxwriters voted to retroactively renew the now-expired Health Coverage Tax Credit as part of substantially similar bills to reauthorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, with revenue offsets including a modification to the refundable portion of the child tax credit for certain taxpayers living abroad, adjustments to estimated tax payments for large corporations, and an extension of increases in Customs user fees.

Dold tapped to fill Ways and Means vacancy: The House Republican Steering Committee reportedly recommended Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., to take over the Ways and Means Committee slot vacated by former Rep. Aaron Schock.


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March 27, 2015
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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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Extenders in limbo after White House nixes potential deal

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Ryan tapped as top House taxwriter

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