Tax and Appropriations

Hoyer: Tax reform: Spur jobs, reduce deficit

For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2011

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Steny Hoyer
Politico

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is meeting to discuss reforming the U.S. tax code. Though in its early stages, I believe tax reform can be one of the most promising areas for bipartisan cooperation in this new Congress. Members of both parties can agree that a tax code that unleashes economic productivity, creates middle-class jobs and reduces the deficit would be a major boost to our economic future.

Hoyer: Turning to Nation’s Business in Wake of Tragedy

For Immediate Release:

January 19, 2011

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Rep. Steny Hoyer
The Hill

As Congress returns to work this week, our community is still recovering from the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., and praying for the health of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and all of the wounded. A tragedy like this doesn’t make our differences disappear; but this can, I hope, be a time to remember that the grave challenges our nation faces are common to us all and can only be overcome with common effort.

Leader Hoyer on MSNBC's Hardball Discussing the 9/11 Health Bill and Don't Ask Don't Tell

I think we had a lot of very important things that we wanted to get done and what the election did was it took away the high motivation for obstructionism that I think existed prior to the election. As a result, we were able to sit down at the table and agree on some things and move forward. The 9/11 bill, as you know, just got 70% of the votes that were cast...

Hoyer Floor Statement on Tax Package

...this bill, the President of the United States believes, and I believe, will have a positive effect on the economy and I think we need that. And unlike some of my colleagues whose views I share but have reached a different conclusion, I will vote for this bill. I don't want to see middle income working people in America get a tax increase...

Bipartisan Accord Possible on Some Issues in 112th Congress, Hoyer Says

For Immediate Release:

December 13, 2010

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By Sam Goldfarb
CQ Today

Hoyer strongly endorsed rewriting the tax code — an objective recently floated by the White House — saying that it would require and could attract bipartisan support in the next Congress.

The Maryland Democrat presented his vision for the new Congress in a speech before the National Press Club. But his presentation was overshadowed by questions about House Democrats’ strategy for dealing with a bill (HR 4853) to extend the expiring 2001 and 2003 tax rates (PL 107-16, PL 108-27).

Leader Hoyer Discussing Tax Cuts on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

"I simply do not believe the deep debt that comes from Republicans upper income and estate tax cut is worth their minimal impact on job creation. Those cuts, in my view, harm our long-term prosperity with little short-term gain in return."

Majority Leader Hoyer on MSNBC's Hardball

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2010

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer

Hoyer Discussing Democratic Commitment to Middle Class in Tax Cut Deal on MSNBC

Clearly in the United States Senate, there need to be a bipartisan agreement in order to move forward. Harry Reid didn't have the votes to move forward without Republicans and so, discussion was essential. And frankly, Chris, desirable. We want to have a bipartisan agreement on this issue. We passed a bill of course over to the Senate which incorporated what we thought was the priority in making sure there was unemployment insurance available and secondly, that middle income taxpayers did not get any increase in their taxes on January 1st. That has not moved in the Senate as you know...

Hoyer on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2010

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer