Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) released draft legislation to overhaul parts of the U.S. international tax code as part of the $3.5 trillion social spending package currently taking shape in Congress. The tax changes, which Wyden said would ensure “mega-corporations pay their fair share,” would undo key tax breaks from the 2017 GOP… Read more »

Congressional Democrats are working during the last days of summer recess to resolve all major disputes on what will be included in the $3.5 trillion social spending package that constitutes a key piece of President Biden’s economic agenda. Democratic lawmakers are in a time crunch to draft, vet and whip the forthcoming bill in order… Read more »

The House vote on the rule for Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution this week includes language preventing a clean vote on a separate resolution raising the debt limit, setting up a partisan showdown over government funding and the debt limit this fall. As reported in Punchbowl News, Democrats are now expected to pair a debt… Read more »

The certification community, led by the Professional Certification Coalition, has expressed concern with provisions of a recently enacted “clean slate” law in Connecticut that prohibits some private organizations in the state from basing eligibility and disciplinary decisions on certain criminal convictions.  Clean slate laws for ex-offenders provide for automatic sealing or erasure of criminal conviction… Read more »