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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 05:39 PM
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Bill to Aid Small Businesses Advances in Senate.
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Two Republican senators, George V. Voinovich of Ohio and George LeMieux of Florida, joined Democrats in clearing a procedural hurdle for the bill by a vote of 61 to 37. That vote all but assured that the Senate will pass the bill later this week, and the House is expected to then put its final stamp of approval on the measure without delay.

But efforts to repeal or roll back a new tax-reporting requirement for the nations businesses failed on Tuesday when neither party managed to muster the 60 votes needed to advance their competing approaches to the issue.

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