Reid To Set Buffett Rule Vote For April 16

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is poised to file cloture on Buffett Rule legislation today, and set up a vote for April 16, a Democratic leadership aide tells TPM.

President Obama championed the principle in his State of the Union address, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) subsequently introduced legislation, which sets a minimum tax rate of 30 percent for people making over $1 million.

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