House and Senate Democrats are certainly trying to shake things up on Capitol Hill. Both chambers are expected to push an energy package through for some $15 billion in fees, taxes and royalties on big oil (we'll have another post on this subject). But--they're doing a lot more says CNBC's John Harwood on "Power Lunch."
So--what do they want and can they get it done? Harwood says the Democrats right now in the Senate want tax breaks for businesses that add up to some $8.3 billion. This would go to extending current tax credits for hard to hire workers. It would also go to extending provisions for accelerating deductions for lease holdings and also to extend current tax provisions for small business expenses.