September 23, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Democrats in the Senate are likely to postpone a vote on extending tax cuts until after the November congressional elections, as some lawmakers fear the issue could hurt their re-election chances.
As they headed into a meeting to discuss the issue, several Senate Democrats said they did not think they would vote on it in the weeks before the November 2 election.
“I actually think a vote on taxes before the election is a mistake because the message can be manipulated,” Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said.
Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller and Byron Dorgan said they expected Congress would take up the issue after the election.