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A Bipartisan Breakthrough, A Budget Boost

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Progress toward the outline of a potential agreement. That’s how White House press secretary described a possible deal on an infrastructure plan between a bipartisan group of senators and top White House aides. The senators said last night they had reached tentative agreement on how to spend about $1 trillion, including about $579

A Move To Limit The Salt Cap

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Sanders would partially repeal the SALT cap. Senate Budget Committee chair Bernie Sanders will include a partial repeal of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in his proposed budget resolution. He has not described details but says the cap likely would remain for

Waiting, Wondering, and Watching | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares President Biden awaits more details on bipartisan infrastructure bill. The White House continues to support either reconciliation or other legislation to advance its priorities. But it seems to cooling to the still-developing bipartisan Senate plan. White House spokesman Jen Psaki said the bipartisan package lacks sufficient detail, including specifics about how to pay

Another Ruling, Another Rejection, And More Projections

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Affordable Care Act survives another US Supreme Court challenge. The High Court ruled yesterday that Congress did not invalidate the 2010 health insurance law when it repealed  the penalty/ tax on those without insurance. The Court said Republican-led states that sued did not have legal standing to bring the challenge.   Today’s

Progressives Vie For Attention | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares If progressives drive bipartisan infrastructure talks off course, where will they go instead? Politico reports on congressional progressive lawmakers who oppose the current bipartisan infrastructure negotiations. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ed Markey, joined Sen. Bernie Sanders in opposing the nascent plan and insisting any compromise address climate change. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, leader of

Big Questions, Simple Rejections | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Will a trillion dollar infrastructure bill be President Biden’s high-water mark? The latest CQ Roll Call Capitol Insiders Survey of Hill staffers suggests Congress may pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill… but it may be the last item on Biden’s legislative agenda that makes it through.     What about a one-time tax

Mind the Growing Tax Gap

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Treasury: Tax gap could grow to $7 trillion over ten years. Treasury estimates that the difference between how much Americans owe in taxes and how much they pay will grow to $7 trillion over the next decade. Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Mazur says a  growing gap results in higher tax rates, and urged
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