Now that the Senate passed a solution to address the immediate debt ceiling needs, lawmakers are focused on the Build Back Better plan. Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman said the pay-fors for the upcoming legislation are still concerning. “They’re talking about tampering with the estate tax,” said Boozman. “The entire federal discretionary budget is only $1.5 trillion. When you’re talking about spending $3.5 or $4 trillion, you need income to make up for that. This is an area these lawmakers are looking at.”
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