Changes Afoot in Washington Well Ahead of Midterm Elections
"It’s virtually certain that Republicans will retain control of the House — and now are within striking distance of taking the Senate,” says strategist Valliere.
Taxing Matters for the New Year
Two lawmakers struck a two-year budget deal in mid-December, just days shy of the budget conference committee’s Dec. 13 deadline to find a way to keep the government running beyond the expiration of the current continuing resolution (CR) on Jan. 15.
Senators Say Retirement Planning Is a Growing Priority
“Too many Americans make decisions by inaction, and they need investment advice,” said Sen. Ben Cardin.
Progress for Pension Reform
Members of Congress and the Department of Labor (DOL) are moving full steam ahead with their plans to reform the pension system. In late April, Reps....
Variable annuities suffered a blow last month when President Bush's new tax law, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, failed to...