Reid wants Senate vote on tax break bill 'sooner rather than later'

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidBattle of the billionaires drives Nevada contest Senate Democrats should stop playing politics on Kavanaugh Celebrities dive into midterms, hoping to thwart Trump MORE (D-Nev.) wants the full Senate to vote soon on a package of tax break extensions that includes a wind energy tax credit and other energy incentives.

Reid told reporters Tuesday that he briefly spoke with Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenTreasury releases proposed rules on major part of Trump tax law Rubio slams Google over plans to unveil censored Chinese search engine Hillicon Valley: GOP leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on bias claims | Sinclair beefs up lobbying during merger fight | Facebook users experience brief outage | South Korea eyes new taxes on tech MORE (D-Ore.), chairman of the Finance Committee, earlier that day. “I told him I want to move this bill sooner rather than later,” Reid said. “So he and I will visit further.”

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Wyden’s panel voted April 3 to send the package to the full Senate. It includes a two-year extension of the wind energy production tax credit that expired last year, along with similar extensions of incentives for biofuels, plug-in electric vehicles, alternative fuel vehicle refueling property, fuel cell vehicles, energy-efficient home construction and other provisions.

The majority leader’s office did not provide a more exact timetable for the vote than his Tuesday comments.

The Senate will take a recess for Easter from April 14 to April 28.