Only 38 percent considered tax filing hard.
On The Money
Lawmakers in the Senate are preparing to make a “major” announcement about transportation funding on Thursday as lawmakers race to beat a deadline for a bankruptcy in the pool of money that is used to pay for road transit projects.
The announcement will come from the top lawmakers on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
The lawmakers “will make a major announcement regarding the reauthorization of the transportation bill, entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)” on Thursday morning, the panel announced.
“I feel comfortable about where the budget is,” GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam said.
The Ways and Means Committee sent the criminal referral of a party-line vote.
Former IRS official Lois Lerner will likely be held in contempt of Congress by House Oversight on Thursday, a day after getting referred to the Justice Department by House Ways and Means.
One worker repeatedly recited a pro-Obama chant to IRS callers.
Issa accused Cummings of hiding inquiries his staff made about a specific conservative group.
The Senate voted 75-21 Wednesday to confirm Wanda Felton to be vice president of the Export-Import Bank.
The Senate also voted 95-1 to confirm Terrell McSweeny to be a Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC).
In an email, the former IRS official brought up a job with the Obama campaign offshoot.
The letter to Holder outlines potential charges against Lerner.