Lawmakers Tussle Over Tax Provisions in Debt Ceiling, CR Debates

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers continue to wrangle over including tax policies in measures that would avert a government shutdown and prevent a federal default.
Republicans planned to seek a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices—possibly on a continuing resolution to extend funding of government operations into fiscal year 2014, and most likely on a bill to raise the debt ceiling, lawmakers said Sept. 26.
They were also planning to add a rough outline and timeline for a revamping of the Internal Revenue Code, modeled after a similar measure that passed the House in August 2012, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) told reporters.
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