The House and Senate continued their standoff over how many revenue-raising offsets should be included in legislation designed to extend several expiring tax breaks and create tax incentives for renewable energy initiatives, with each chamber pushing its own bills and the clock ticking down to Congress' upcoming adjournment.

Yesterday, Senate Republicans blocked an attempt by Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to bring the House's fully-offset "extenders" package up for a vote. As a result, Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., one of the authors of the Senate's package, which is only partially offset, called on the House to pass his measure.

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