Washington, D.C. (Dec 9) – Just moments ago, an announcement was made that House Democrats will vote not to bring up the Tax Cut along with unemployment extension deal in its current form.
Many lawmakers in the House have expressed their displeasure regarding President Obama’s tax cut, unemployment extension proposal. At issue is the estate tax along with continuation of upper income tax cuts.
There has been no mention regarding any concerns or issues with the purposed unemployment extension program regarding providing additional weeks for the long-term unemployed.
This morning Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) expressed his concerns regarding the 99ers as he feels lawmakers should do what they can to provide for those that have exhausted their benefits as well as providing for those that have recently had their benefits expired.
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UPDATE: 12/06/2010 12:10 pm
Senator Reid just announced on the Senate floor he will be giving everyone ample time to review the Tax Cut/Unemployment Extension proposal. Senator Reid mentioned there could be a need for another Saturday meet for a cloture vote on the measure.
Senator Reid added, that many have expressed there are provisions some would like removed while others would like to see certain provisions added. The Majority Leader was not succinct on those provisions.
UPDATE: 12/06/2010 2:29 pm
The House Democratic Caucus today voted against taking up the White House-GOP arranged tax package unless changes are made in bill.
UPDATE: 12/06/2010 5:00 pm
Original House Tax Relief Bill has been agreed to in the Senate… Senator Reid asked that the Baucus amendment be added to the bill without objection.
Senate Democrats and Republicans agree to bring the measure to the Senate floor for debate.
Earlier Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made note that a Saturday session may be required to finish work on the bill.
No mention whether amendments would be allowed during the debate as no mention of the time allotted for the debate.
In addition, the Majority Leader acknowledged that he was aware that some measures would like to be added to the bill while there have been requests to have some measures removed.
Off floor, discussions concerning the measure are still underway.
BREAKING NEWS 12/09/10 08:16 pm
Motion to Table the Motion to Refer the House Message to accompany H.R. 4853 (Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010). Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 65-11.
Reid withdrew the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4853 (Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010) with Baucus amend #4727 (In Nature of a Substitute).