Tax hopes

To put it kindly, pushing tax legislation through the U.S. Congress is a haphazard process, threatened at every step by fiscal and political complications.But the door seems ajar for a tax bill this summer, and industry is in a good position to gain some relief.The House of Representatives has passed a bill with five oil provisions. Four of them were included in a Senate finance committee bill that the full Senate is likely to approve.If the House and Senate bills contain the same measures, it`s unlikely a conference committee would delete them.The major problem is the Clinton administration, which thinks the Republican bills are far too generous. (The House-passed bill would cost $792 bi...

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