23B On LIFO-Support?

You can read the tick tock from earlier in the week on the 23B here.   Today it’s not looking good after the votes were not there at last night’s planned mark-up. Washington Post ed board comes down strongly for LIFO fixes.   Christina Romer defends the Administration’s position on the opposite page. A lot of this is starting to look like election year politics at this point, in other words a good chance for some common ground with labor where there hasn’t always been some over the past 18 months.

Broader war-supplemental backdrop here.

Update: Newsweek rounds up the contours here.

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