WASHINGTON May 13 The Democratic-led U.S.
Senate on Tuesday voted to advance a bill to renew $85 billion
of individual and business tax breaks for two years.
By a vote of 96-3, the measure passed its first procedural
test, but still had a long way to go before the Senate votes on
passage of the bill that contains a package of more than 50
temporary tax breaks known as "extenders," so named because they
need to be renewed regularly.
The bill includes tax breaks for auto race tracks, wind
energy, multinational corporations, Hollywood, school teachers,
Puerto Rican rum producers, college tuition and more.
(Reporting by Patrick Temple-West; Editing by Howard Goller)