Greetings---It was my understanding that the .25% securities transaction tax that has been pushed by a few economists and proposed as part of the TARP program was off the table. However, it appears it was entered as an amendment to the TARP Accountablility and Reform Act of 2009. This page listed the submitted amendments to the TARP--- http://www.rules.house.gov/amendment_details.aspx?NewsID=4121 If you look at the list of amendments, they are listed in alphabetical order of the representative who submiitted the amendment. At the bottom of the list is an amendment offered by Welch/DeFazio. That amendment is the securities transaction tax--- http://www.rules.house.gov/111/AmndmentsSubmitted/hr384/61_111_hr384_welch.pdf Fortunately, it appears as though the TARP Accountablility and Reform Act of 2009 was passed on Wednesday and the amendment was not included as far as I can tell.