Senate Democrats postpone tax-cut extension vote until November

Democrats on both sides of the Capitol have been uncertain about how to move forward with tax-cut extension legislation and have hinted that they might wait until after the mid-term elections because there weren't any proposals.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) hinted today that the House could possibly take up legislation, which isn't written yet, before the Senate but didn't provide a possible timeline. 

The thinking has been that Congress would wait until the post-election session to consider extensions of, at least, middle-class tax cuts before they expire at the end of the year. 

Earlier today, Sen. John KerryJohn KerryTime for Action on Bahrain When wise men attack: Why Gates is wrong about Clinton, Libya Internal memo: Refugee program vulnerable to fraud MORE (D-Mass.) said time appears to have run out on getting enough support to pass an extension of the middle-class Bush-era tax cuts before the election.