The Senate voted 96-3 on May 13, 2014 to open debate on the tax extenders bill, which, if enacted, would renew and extend various expired tax benefits, including the new markets tax credit and tax credits for wind energy.

While the tax benefits in the bill generally receive bi-partisan support, there is still room for debate as Republicans would like some credits made permanent and other tax breaks added in the final iteration of the bill.  It is uncertain whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will allow amendments or will require the bill to be voted on as is.