Coons, Manchin will have a say in whether to extend tax cuts

West Virginia's Joe Manchin (D) and Delaware's Chris Coons, both of whom will immediately join the Senate, have voiced support for an extension of all the tax cuts. 

There's already a lot uncertainty over whether any work will be completed on the tax cuts during the upcoming lame-duck session. The growing feeling among policymakers is that all of the tax cuts will be allowed to expire at the end of the year and won't be extended until sometime early in the next Congress. 

Other Senate Democrats, such as Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), have said they would like to see all tax cuts extended until the economy is on solid ground. 

President Obama and other Democrats have been firm in their stance that tax cuts for those making at least $250,000 a year should be allowed to expire at the end of the year, while middle-class tax breaks are extended. 

Republicans are unwavering in their push to extend all of the tax cuts.