September 22nd, 2010
06:04 PM ET
13 years ago

Senate vote on tax cuts likely to be delayed, Democratic sources say

Washington (CNN) - With Democrats divided on tax cuts, a Senate vote before the election on extending Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class is looking less likely, multiple Senate Democratic sources tell CNN.

These sources all stress that no final decision has been made, and that Senate Democrats could come to a different conclusion after discussing the issue at a meeting Thursday afternoon.

Still, one senior Democratic senator told CNN that a tax cut bill "isn't going anywhere at this point." The senator spoke on condition of anonymity in order to talk about internal deliberations.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, however, did speak freely, telling CNN, "I think it's headed to after the election."


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  1. vic, Nashville TN

    Very weak senate

    September 22, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  2. jim

    This was brought up by the democrats right before the election and the dems knew there was not enough votes to pass the legislation.It was there attempt to use class warfare against the republicans and to take people's minds offthe sorry state of the economy under Obama's leadership.

    September 22, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  3. barry

    I hope in the new congress both Republicans and Democrats learn to work together. It is not just one partys fault it is both of them. There leaving without a budget being in place. I can see how that creates big deficits. My family has to live off of a budget every month. If we don't balance ours budget our creditors start taking back the stuff we bought. Wouldn't it be nice if Republicans and Democrats looked at running our Gov't that way?

    September 22, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Kill them all, we can't afford it. Time to grow up.

    September 22, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    Exactly what we have come to expect from this Democratic Senate: Do what's best for the politicians and the Democratic Party regardless of what is good for the country. This is a perfect example of why Americans will be throwing them out in November. The Senate stopped working for all of us outside DC about 18 months ago.

    September 22, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |