Congressional Tax Agenda: Busy and Fluid

Prysock, Mark
July 2003
Financial Executive;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p64
Academic Journal
This article reports that U.S. Congressional staffers on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have been busy with an agenda containing numerous tax legislative items that the financial industry expects these two committees to consider. First, they will take up Medicare reform, and how to provide seniors with a new prescription drug benefit. Both the House and the Senate have announced an ambitious timetable to complete this legislation by the July 4, 2003 recess. The major debate will center on providing all seniors with the option of a subsidized prescription drug benefit. Another, related issue will be the offsets that Congress may include to keep the total cost below $400 billion.


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