Thursday in Washington

The Senate will be in session today considering the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. At noon, William Cowan will be sworn in as the next Senator from Massachusetts replacing John Kerry, who was confirmed to serve as Sec. of State last week. The House will not be in session today while House Democrats… More »

Energy Tax Provisions in the Fiscal Cliff Compromise

Credit for certain nonbusiness energy property (25C). The bill extends for two years, through 2013, the credit under Section 25C of the Code for energy-efficient improvements to existing homes, reinstating the credit as it existed before passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Standards for property eligible under 25C are updated to reflect improvements… More »