Senate Plans Voting On Tax Cut And Unemployment
The Senate plans on voting today to vote on tax cuts, and the extension of unemployment benefits. Read more after the jump.
Senate Democrats planned votes Saturday on two measures to extend Bush-era tax cuts for people who are not super wealthy.
Despite the realization that neither will get the 60 votes to succeed, many Democrats said they wanted to get on-the-record in support of extending the lower rates to lower earners. They also want to contrast their ideas with Republican proposals to extend all tax cuts, even those for people who are very wealthy.
“I think we want to lay it out there,” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. “Who’s for which approach on this. That’s why we’re doing it.”
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