House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. White House and congressional negotiators searched for compromise Thursday on huge tax and spending bills with a combined price tag of well over $1 trillion, with leaders hoping to clinch agreements and let Congress adjourn for the year next week.
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. White House and congressional negotiators searched for compromise Thursday on huge tax and spending bills with a combined price tag of well over $1 trillion, with leaders hoping to clinch agreements and let Congress adjourn for the year next week. J. Scott Applewhite AP
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. White House and congressional negotiators searched for compromise Thursday on huge tax and spending bills with a combined price tag of well over $1 trillion, with leaders hoping to clinch agreements and let Congress adjourn for the year next week. J. Scott Applewhite AP

How Congress can stop its tax procrastination

December 12, 2015 12:00 AM