Dear Supporters:

The new year has begun and Hill staff have indicated both publicly and privately that there is not yet consensus among Democratic leaders on how to address the estate tax (brief article included below). With the House set to return this Tuesday (January 12) and the Senate coming back the following Tuesday (January 19), we have begun to meet with our top key allies. We will keep you posted in the weeks and months ahead as we gain information, formulate the best strategy and push for a solution that provides permanency, certainty and relief and prevents a return of the estate tax at 2001 levels.