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GOP holds reins in debate over tax cut extension

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/02/2010

Lisa Mascaro and Christi Parsons

"Reporting from Washington A day after agreeing to work with President Obama to end a stalemate over expiring tax cuts, congressional Republicans flexed their newfound political muscle Wednesday, declaring that they would block consideration of any other legislation during the lame-duck session until a deal is reached on the tax cuts and temporary government funding. "The move put Republicans in a much stronger position to win across-the-board extensions of the Bush-era tax cuts by essentially making hostages of several high-profile Obama priorities, including extending unemployment benefits, a new arms reduction treaty with Russia, the youth immigration law known as the Dream Act, and the repeal of the controversial ban on gays openly serving in the military." Read on...
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"GOP holds reins in debate over tax cut extension", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 15/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gop-holds-reins-in-debate-over-tax-cut-extension