Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Tax-Cut Vote in House Delayed by Procedural Dispute

U.S. House plans to vote on President Barack Obama’s $858 billion agreement to extend Bush-era tax cuts were delayed today because of a procedural dispute over the rules for debate.

Many House Democrats opposed a debate structure offered by the Rules Committee that would have required lawmakers who want to increase the estate-tax rate in the bill to simultaneously approve the entire tax-cut measure.