On September 23, 20008, the Senate passed a tax bill which would extend the charitable IRA rollover and several others charitable giving incentives that terminated on December 31, 2007. The charitable giving provisions are just part of the $100 billion tax relief bill which would also spare 20 million taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax. The bill passed 93-2.
See Senate Passes Bill to Extend Charity Tax Breaks in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
See Senate Passes Huge Tax Break Package in The Washington Post.