Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

May 16 (Bloomberg) – A proposal to revive lapsed tax breaks for corporate research, wind energy and teachers fell apart in the Senate, leaving their fate uncertain – perhaps until the end of the year.

The tax breaks have bipartisan support. Still, they hit a roadblock yesterday on the Senate floor amid a broader partisan feud over whether Republicans could offer amendments to the bill. Now, with the Republican-led House taking a different approach on the tax breaks, the issue may not be resolved until a lame-duck session after the November election.

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