It’s unlikely that Congress will renew expired tax breaks, known as extenders, in the spending bill that negotiators are trying to pull together by mid-February, according to Senate Majority Whip John Thune.
“I don’t anticipate that happening,” the South Dakota Republican told reporters Jan. 31. “Right now I would say it’s more likely than not that the scope of this current discussion stays fairly narrow.”
- Lawmakers have until Feb. 15 to pass a spending bill to keep the government open. An impasse between Democrats and the president resulted in a 35-day partial shutdown that was temporarily lifted Jan. 25
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