Tax proposals will dominate the work of the returning Congress

The contentious issue of how to boost the U.S. recovery with tax initiatives will confront members of Congress as they return from their summer recess, analysts said. Democrats have a long list of bills they want passed, but the measures have little hope of making it to President Barack Obama before the midterm elections. In a possible breakthrough on one measure, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, signaled that he might go along with Obama's proposal to extend tax cuts only for households with incomes of less than $250,000 a year.

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