estate tax

  • January 2, 2013  

    Congress stepped back from the brink of financial turmoil after the House passed a tax plan that included the expiration of payroll tax breaks for all and the extension of Bush-era tax cuts for most. Judy Woodruff talks to Roll Call’s Steven Dennis and the Washington Post’s Neil Irwin about how it will affect most Americans. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2006  

    In a 56-42 vote in the Senate, the GOP fell four votes shy of limiting debate on a bill containing a “trifecta” of parts, including a minimum wage increase and an estate tax cut, preventing a floor vote before the August recess. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2006  

    The Senate has been debating the possible repeal of the tax on high-value estates that are to be handed down to heirs. If Congress does not act, the threshold for qualifying for the tax will rise to $3.5 million for an estate and continue increasing until 2010, when it returns to pre-2002 rates.
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  • June 9, 2000  

    Congressional politics. It was a busy week for Senators and House members with campaign finance reform and the Patients Bill of Rights on their agenda most particularly today. The House took up the estate tax. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading