FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, 

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new equipment this year. With neither party eager to let the other claim campaign-season victories, the ultimate fate of the roughly $29 billion legislation seems dubious. Debate was to begin Tuesday, though it was possible Republicans would use procedural blockades to quickly derail the measure.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new equipment this year. With neither party eager to let the other claim campaign-season victories, the ultimate fate of the roughly $29 billion legislation seems dubious. Debate was to begin Tuesday, though it was possible Republicans would use procedural blockades to quickly derail the measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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