--Hill Ponders Combo of Highways, Taxes, Export-Import Bank Bills
--But Each Issue Has Its Own Complications, Complexities
--Congress May Decide To Pass Short-Term Extensions
WASHINGTON (MNI) - Congress, as has been manifestly evident for some time,
often has enough trouble dealing with one complicated issue at a time.
So when lawmakers and congressional staff begin to discuss scenarios that
combine several major issues into a large package it makes sense to view these
scenarios with considerable skepticism.
Still, there is a chance that the month of July will see legislative
sausage making of considerable proportions, driven by deadlines related to the
Export-Import Bank, surface transportation programs, and the ongoing talks about
corporate tax reform.