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

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWho is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? Trumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster 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 WydenBiden coronavirus relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats reintroduce road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 | Kerry presses oil companies to tackle climate change | Biden delays transfer of sacred lands for copper mine FDR would love the Jobs for Economic Recovery Act 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.