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June 11, 2021

As infrastructure talks between Biden and Capito break down, bipartisan Senate group tries to fill void
After weeks of negotiations, President Biden and GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito ended their talks around a potential infrastructure package, citing large and persistent differences of opinion on the size of any plan and its financing; meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators redoubled their efforts to craft a plan that they hope will attract support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Democratic, GOP taxwriters split over White House proposals to reduce ‘tax gap’
Debate broke along partisan lines as House and Senate taxwriters quizzed leading Treasury and Internal Revenue Service officials during separate hearings exploring proposals in President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 budget blueprint to address the “tax gap,” the difference between the amount of tax owed to the government and the amount actually collected.

G7 leaders take step forward on global tax reform agreement
The G7 finance ministers published a communiqué that sets out a high-level political agreement on global tax changes, but even though this marks a notable step forward in a process that was slowed down by the coronavirus pandemic and by demands from the Trump administration, there are still significant hurdles to an agreement and implementation by all participating countries, and the news was received warily by the top Republican taxwriters on Capitol Hill.

Senate taxwriters advance nominees for Treasury posts
The Senate Finance Committee approved four of President Biden’s nominations for key Treasury Department posts, including Lily Batchelder to serve as Treasury assistant secretary for tax policy and Jonathan Davidson to serve as Treasury assistant secretary for legislative affairs.


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May 29, 2021 (Special Edition)
Treasury ‘Green Book’ sheds additional light on Biden’s tax proposals

May 28, 2021
White House releases FY 2022 budget proposal, ‘Green Book’

May 21, 2021
Next two weeks ‘critical’ to bipartisan infrastructure talks, Capito says

May 14, 2021
White House continues bipartisan outreach on infrastructure package

May 7, 2021
Partisan split continues over infrastructure scope, offsets

April 30, 2021
Biden’s ‘American Families Plan’ proposes significant tax hikes for upper-income individuals but leaves out key details

April 28, 2021 (Special Edition)
White House previews tax hikes on high-income individuals in ‘American Families Plan’

April 23, 2021
Bipartisan compromise appears elusive as Republicans unveil infrastructure counteroffer

April 16, 2021
More fault lines appear as lawmakers continue infrastructure negotiations

April 9, 2021
Treasury report drills down further on White House tax priorities

April 7, 2021 (Special Edition)
Treasury Department report adds detail to Made in America Tax Plan

April 5, 2021 (Special Edition)
Wyden unveils international tax ‘framework’

April 2, 2021
Challenges ahead as Biden pitches massive infrastructure plan to Capitol Hill

March 31, 2021 (Special Edition)
Biden includes significant corporate tax hikes in ‘American Jobs Plan

March 26, 2021
Democrats, GOP clash during Finance Committee hearing on international tax policy

March 19, 2021
Bipartisanship on display as Finance Committee explores tax issues facing US manufacturers

March 12, 2021
Biden signs American Rescue Plan into law

March 10, 2021 (Special Edition)
$1.9 trillion COVID relief package headed to White House

March 6, 2021 (Special Edition)
$1.9 trillion COVID relief package clears Senate

March 5, 2021
Some tax changes ahead as Senate takes up COVID relief measure

February 26, 2021
$1.9 trillion COVID relief package clears House

February 19, 2021
House to take up COVID relief package next week, Hoyer says

February 12, 2021
House taxwriters approve tax- and pension-focused COVID relief measures

February 5, 2021
Congressional Democrats advance budget plan to fast-track COVID relief bill

January 29, 2021
White House, congressional Democrats continue to weigh options on next COVID relief bill

January 22, 2021
Tax hikes take a back seat to COVID relief for now, Yellen says

January 15, 2021
Biden COVID relief package calls for additional stimulus payments, expanded tax credits, return of paid leave mandate

January 8, 2021
Democrats win Senate majority as 117th Congress gets under way

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