WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dan Rostenkowski has scheduled hearings for early next year in the House Ways and Means Committee on the expiring tax provisions, following up on his promise to examine the tax breaks and decide which should be made permanent.

The dates he chose -- Jan. 28 and 29 -- are "pretty significant, because it means they're going to move on a big tax bill quickly," said John C. Murphy, executive director of the Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies.

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