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Busy Lame Duck Week Continues

Busy Lame Duck Week Continues

During their brief week in session before recessing again for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress will spend time debating the Keystone XL pipeline, consider several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-related bills, deal with the confirmation of judicial and ambassador nominees and finally address legislation that would overhaul the government’s surveillance authorities. On Nov. 14, the House passed […]

NSBA President Discusses the Fair Tax with Heritage

Earlier this week, NSBA President Todd McCracken spoke at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation on broad tax reform and the NSBA-supported Fair Tax.

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NSBA Survey: Pass Spending Bills, Extenders During Lame Duck

NSBA today released a brief survey, “Lame Duck Session Priorities” outlining small-businesses opinions on the key issues facing the remaining days of the 113th Session of Congress as well as general sentiment about Congress.

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Congress Returns with a Lengthy To-Do List

The post-election session begins on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and the current House and Senate leadership are busy assessing what they can and cannot accomplish among their hefty to-do list.

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National Discussion on the Fair Tax

On Monday, Nov. 17, NSBA President Todd McCracken will be a featured speaker at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation on broad tax reform and the Fair Tax.

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Elections Analysis: Tax and Budget

While the incoming Republican Congress is likely to make tax reform a priority–the lame duck session has a lengthy to-do list when it comes to spending and taxes.

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Treasury Department Issues Rules on Corporate Inversions

Earlier this week, Treasury and the IRS released guidance aimed at reducing the tax benefits of corporate tax inversions, while Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew continues to urge Congress to act on this issue.

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Government Remains Funded, Lawmakers Return Home

Late last week, Congress passed the FY 2015 CR which will fund the government through Dec. 11 at current levels. Both chambers are now on recess until after the midterm elections in November.

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Action Moves Forward on Continuing Resolution

The House is set to vote soon on a 10-week CR to keep the government running beyond Sept. 30, and includes language on ISIL. The Senate is expected to pass the measure quickly after the House.

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Lawmakers Focus on Continuing Resolution

Congress has less than ten legislative days before current government funds run out on Sept. 30, making one of their top priorities in coming days the passage of a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded.

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