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FEI, Chapters and Members Urge Congress to Pass Tax Extenders in Lame Duck


by FEI Daily Staff

Following the midterm Congressional elections on Nov. 4, Congress has returned to Capitol Hill for the so-called “Lame Duck” session to finish work on legislation to fund the government past Dec. 11 and other priorities.

Topping the list of priorities for the business community in the Lame Duck is the extension of the expired and expiring business and individual tax provisions known collectively as “tax extenders.”

FEI, as well as six FEI Chapters – Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Memphis, Portland, and Toledo – joined over 520 organizations in a letter to the House and Senate on Tuesday urging Congress to “extend seamlessly, enhance or make permanent the expired and expiring tax provisions.” To view the letter, click here. Signers of the letter were also featured in a full-page ad that ran in Politico, Roll Call, and The Hill on Tuesday. To view the ad, click here.

In addition, FEI members are encouraged to send personal letters to their Senators and Representatives in support of action on tax extenders in the Lame Duck. Using FEI Grassroots, FEI members can send emails and tweets directly to their lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Since launching the campaign on Monday, FEI members have sent over 200 emails and tweets. To contact your members of Congress on tax extenders, click here.

If the business community continues to put pressure on Congress to act, FEI Government Affairs department believes that Congress will reach some agreement on tax extenders in December.

For more information, contact Karen Lapsevic, Director, Government Affairs, at 202-626-7809 or klapsevic@financialexecutives.org