Tax and Appropriations

Hoyer Discusses the Fiscal Cliff on MSNBC's "The Ed Show"

When I say everything needs to be on the table… I want everybody to put their cards on the table and tell me what they’re going to do. … Now there’s some things we are absolutely not going to do… we’re not going to voucherize Medicare, we are not going to privatize Social Security. We believe very strongly that we need additional revenues if we’re going to get our country on a fiscally sound basis.

Welcome to the Club, Sen. Coburn

In case you haven’t seen it already, we wanted to pass along Sen. Tom Coburn’s common-sense remarks on the need to include revenues in an agreement to prevent the fiscal cliff. And by “revenues,” he means “rates.”

From MSNBC’s “Moring Joe” today:

Hoyer Discusses the Need for a Balanced Solution to the Fiscal Cliff on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

For Immediate Release:

December 5, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Discusses the Need for a Balanced Solution to the Fiscal Cliff on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

“All I said yesterday was … we need a balanced package and we need to all come to the table honestly, realizing we have differences of opinion, but also realizing this is a math problem. It shouldn't be a philosophical problem or ideological or partisan problem, it's a math problem. We have to get America on a fiscally sustainable path and in order to do that, we’re going to have to have a balanced package. We’re going to have to look at additional revenues.”

Hoyer Statement on Democratic Discharge Petition to Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

For Immediate Release:

December 4, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Specifics Matter: A Balanced, Responsible Solution to the Fiscal Cliff

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December 4, 2012

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Fiscal Cliff: More Republicans Break Ranks, Call for Balanced Solution that Includes Revenue

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November 30, 2012

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Hoyer Discusses the Fiscal Cliff on CNN's "The Starting Point"

For Immediate Release:

November 30, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Discusses the Fiscal Cliff on CNN's "The Starting Point"

“Everybody believes we ought not to go off the cliff. Sequester is not a good idea, and if we went off the cliff it would have substantial adverse effects on the economy. Nobody wants to go over the cliff including, in my opinion, [Speaker] John Boehner. However, we ought not to hold hostage middle-class tax cuts.”