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Estate Tax Repeal Vote Fail in Senate
Late Thursday, August 3, 2006, the Senate voted on an estate tax reform proposal that was came to close to full repeal and the republicans did not get the 60 votes they needed to pass it. The vote was 56-42!
Senate Resolution Freezes Estate Tax for Two Years
Senate Resolution 21, 110th Cong. 1st Session, passed the Senate by a vote of 91 - 1.
New Study Finds Changes Needed to U.S. Health System to Accommodate Needs of Boomers
The aging baby boom generation is likely to increase the nation's disabled population, and a study says the United States needs a better system to provide care for them. More than 40 million Americans currently have some sort of disability, the Institute of Medicine reported Tuesday.