Small Business Tax Package — Part II!

House Leadership has indicated that it will attach the $4.8 billion Small Business tax package to the second Iraq supplemental spending bill to be considered by the House this week. The tax package will likely remain the same, while the underlying spending bill will fund operations in Iraq for just three months. This approach will likely pass the House, but it appears to have significant challenges in the Senate and at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. As CongressDaily reported yesterday morning:

“McConnell labeled as a “uniquely bad idea” the House proposal backed by Appropriations Committee Chairman Obey

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