Senate Appropriations Chair Mikulski to Retire
Longest-serving woman in the Senate says she’ll spend the next two years “fighting” for constituents and plans to introduce a student loan debt bill.
Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill
Tax extender package applies only to 2014 and will last two more weeks.
Even Congress Doesn’t Like the Tax Plan It’s Ready to Pass
Lawmakers, about to pass a short-term deal on tax extenders, know what they’re doing is bad policy. And they’re doing it anyway.
Smaller Tax Extenders Package on Tap as Shutdown Looks Unlikely: Analysts
Plenty of drama will ensue, but a spending bill, even a short-term one, will prevail in the end, Washington pundits predict.
Senate Rejection of Keystone XL Measure Sets Up 2015 Showdown
Keystone XL pipeline backers came up one vote short in the Senate though vowed to try again in January.
Treasury, IRS Issue New Guidance to Curb Corporate Tax Inversions
The Treasury Department and IRS issued guidance late Monday to reduce the tax benefits of corporate inversions.
House Bar on SEC Fiduciary Rule Likely DOA in Senate
It's “unlikely that the Senate will agree” to prohibit the SEC from making a uniform fiduciary rule, says IAA's David Tittsworth.
House Panel Advances Tax Extenders Package
Bonus depreciation, also known as bonus expensing, allows all businesses to immediately deduct 50% of investment in equipment and software.
Senators Vow More Work on Housing After Voting to Wind Down Fannie, Freddie
Members of the Senate Banking Committee said they’d keep working to overhaul the housing finance system after casting a narrow vote to advance the bill.
GOP Jumps on Minimum Wage Job-Loss Report
The CBO report said boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs.