BREAKING NEWS: as of 11:30am ET Thursday morning, June 8 - WE WON! The attempt to block a threatened filibuster of the estate tax repeal lost, 57-41 (60 votes are needed to cut off debate), so the repeal effort is dead, at least for the moment.
It's unclear if there will be additional action on possible compromises, although Republican leaders vowed after the vote that they would try to bring it up again before the elections. We intend to be there to meet them again if they try, and you can depend on Clean Up Washington to keep you informed as developments warrant.
In the meantime, it's very important to keep the pressure on. Please contact your senators and tell them that you approve of the Senate's action on this fundamental issue of fairness and fiscal sanity, and that the estate tax must be preserved. You can send an email with the form below. You can also call your senators, toll free, at 800-459-1887.
Once again, though, we won! Thank you for everything you did to make this victory possible.