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Senate Finance Committee Puts Wind and Solar On Short Leash

Photo Credit: Shutterstock A finance package extending tax credits for wind power to the end of next year, recently approved by a key U.S. Senate panel, has been hailed as progress for clean energy, and it is. But here at Environment...Show More Summary

No tax surprises in Senate Finance's approval of extenders bill

There were no big surprises -- heck, no surprises of any size -- from the Senate Finance Committee's mark-up Tuesday (July 21) of expired tax provisions known as extenders. Sen. Ron Wyden (left), the Oregon Democrat who is ranking minority member on the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Show More Summary

Another Year, Another Tax Extenders Bill

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Finance met to consider a bill that would renew over 50 recently expired provisions of the tax code, commonly known as tax extenders. By a 23-3 vote, the committee approved the measure, which wouldShow More Summary

Reruns, R-Rated Reform, and Gimmickry

Everything old is new again. It took the Senate Finance Committee about 90 minutes to move a bill to renew a slew of expired tax breaks for two years. The cost: $97 billion. Bloomberg notes that beneficiaries include Broadway producers, big banks, and wind-energy companies. Show More Summary

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 804

The Hill, Senate Finance to Discuss IRS in Secret: The Senate Finance Committee is going to meet in secret in the coming weeks to delve into the panel's bipartisan inquiry into the IRS's improper treatment of Tea Party groups. Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and the committee's top Democrat, Sen....

Businesses one step closer to keeping tax breaks, thanks to Senate committee vote

Businesses big and small would get to keep claiming dozens of tax breaks that expired at the start of the year under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Businesses one step closer to keeping tax breaks, thanks to Senate committee vote appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Renewable Tax Extenders Package Set To Emerge From Finance Committee

Renewable energy is back on the docket for the Senate Finance Committee, and Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is likely to release the draft of his bill as early as this week. The Committee is considering a two-year extender for tax incentives for new wind, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas and ocean energy projects during a markup. read more

Highway Drama Drives Contingency Planning

Still on the Hill: Extenders and highway funding drama. Today, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to mark-up its proposed restoration of  expired tax breaks, and the full Senate plans to hold a procedural vote on highway funding legislation. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 797

The Hill, Senate Panel's IRS Report Due in Weeks: The Senate Finance Committee plans to release its report on the IRS’s improper scrutiny of conservative groups before lawmakers leave Washington for the August recess, a panel spokesman said Tuesday. The committee’s IRS investigation has lasted for more than two years,...

Senate Finance Committee’s International Tax Reform Working Group Releases Framework for International Tax Reform

This week, the Senate Finance Committee’s International Tax Reform Working Group released their final report. Over the last few months, this bipartisan working group has been analyzing different aspects of international tax reform while taking comment from the public. Show More Summary

Finance Committee Working Groups: Tax Reform is Hard

After six months and two extensions, the Senate Finance Committee’s five tax reform working groups presented their reports today to panel chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and top Democrat Ron Wyden (D-OR). For the most part, they reached no consensus on either specific reforms or a broad design for overall reform. Show More Summary

Senate Finance Committee Releases Reports From Bipartisan Tax Working Groups

The Senate Finance Committee today released reports from the committee's five bipartisan tax working groups: Business Income Tax (135 pages) Individual Income Tax (48 pages) International Tax (82 pages) Savings and Investment (18 pages) Community Development & Infrastructure (39 pages) The reports offer policy options and recommendations for ?the Committee...

The new importance of 'social listening' tools

The tipoff came in a tweet. In an April meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, a tragically buttoned-up affair, the subject of the day was tariff policy. It would have remained an event only of concern to the most deeply wonky of Beltway insiders, had Pat Roberts, the senior senator from Kansas, remembered to silence his phone. Roberts had...

HIT Newser: ACA upheld – Can We Talk Health IT Now?

By MICHELLE RONAN NOTEBOOM AMGA requests funds and policies to support care for chronically ill In a letter to members of the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Workgroup, the AMGA asks Congress to consider policies and financial and operational technologies that support care for the chronically ill. The AMGA stressed that clinical data from EHRs

AMGA Submits Recommendations on Chronic Care to Newly Formed Senate Workgroup

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted a letter to the newly formed Senate Committee on Finance Chronic Care Workgroup outlining policies that would support care for the chronically ill.

CHIME Urges Congress to Rethink Federal Telehealth Policies

On Monday, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) sent a letter to a Senate Finance Committee workgroup urging  them to rethink the reimbursement of telehealth services, as well as how it can serve as anShow More Summary

Kudos to Congressional Taxwriters for Sounding the Alarm on BEPS

In a letter yesterday to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and House Ways andRead the Rest...

Ronald Perelman Puts Financial Clout Behind Lindsey Graham

The billionaire businessman Ronald O. Perelman has emerged on the national finance committee list rolled out by Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina senator seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Isakson Swaps NSA Fears for the IRS

Tuesday in a Senate Finance Committee meeting, Senator Johnny Isakson “highlighted the contrast” between the Senate’s ongoing USA PATRIOT Act debate and the ¯\_(?)_/¯ that greeted the news of 100,000 identities stolen from an IRS database. Show More Summary

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