Questions continue to mount over what vehicle might be used to advance the tax extender legislation.

The Bureau of National Affairs is reporting that, at least according to House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), movement on a tax extenders bill by Congress in the short-term is unlikely, but not impossible.  “The prospects of going to conference before the lame-duck session are bleak, but not out of the realm of possibility,” Boustany said.

If a tax extenders bill was dealt with in the lame-duck session, Boustany said, he is concerned that the legislation would become wrapped up in other issues at the leadership level, which is why he hopes to keep much of the negotiation among the tax committees.  But time is short and discussion during the lame-duck seems all but certain at this point.