Senators seek tax breaks for NASCAR, wind energy, beer

Senate tax writers unveiled dozens of amendments on Wednesday to the Finance Committee’s legislation to extend a slew of expired tax breaks, seeking to tack on incentives for NASCAR tracks and wind energy.

Finance Chairman Ron WydenRon WydenOvernight Healthcare: Watchdog says ObamaCare program made illegal payments Election-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Overnight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security MORE (D-Ore.) and Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchHow the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill Overnight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform Overnight Healthcare: Watchdog says ObamaCare program made illegal payments MORE (Utah), the committee’s top Republican, rolled out a package of 45 expired or expiring provisions, commonly known as tax extenders, on Tuesday.

Committee members filed 93 amendments in all to that measure, the Finance panel said Wednesday, a day ahead of a scheduled mark-up.

Those amendments included expected efforts to extend tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013, but were left out of Wyden and Hatch’s initial package – including the preference for NASCAR track owners.

Sens. Richard BurrRichard BurrDem groups invest big in Bayh in Ind. Senate race The Trail 2016: Fight night Poll finds races for president, Senate tight in North Carolina MORE (R-N.C.), Bill NelsonBill NelsonElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Overnight Finance: Senate rejects funding bill as shutdown looms | Labor Dept. to probe Wells Fargo | Fed to ease stress test rules for small banks Overnight Energy: Judges scrutinize Obama climate rule MORE (D-Fla.), Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowMichigan Dems highlight Flint with unanimous opposition to CR How Congress averted shutdown Senate passes funding bill to avoid shutdown MORE (D-Mich.) and Mark WarnerMark WarnerDemocrats press Wells Fargo CEO for more answers on scandal Democratic tax bill targets foreign reinsurance transactions Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo MORE (D-Va.) – all of whom have NASCAR tracks in their state – are pushing to extend that measure.

Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyMcConnell blames dysfunction on Dems Four states sue to stop internet transition Senate passes bill to preserve sexual assault kits MORE (R-Iowa), the self-professed father of the production tax credit for wind energy, is pushing to extend that preference along with eight committee Democrats.

Wyden has said that he’d like to limit the extenders mark-up to provisions that expired either at the end of 2013 or 2014.

But that didn’t stop his fellow tax writers from seeking to tack on a string of other tax measures.

Republicans, for instance, are seeking votes to delay new proposed federal rules governing tax-exempt 501(c)(4) groups, target taxes in the healthcare law and scrap the estate tax.

Bipartisan groups are pushing for tax break for smaller beer brewers and Olympic medalists.