Tax and Appropriations

Week of June 13, 2005

Bill Text and Background

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June 13, 2005

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     H.R. 2862 - Science, the Departments of State,
        Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies
        Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2006

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Week of June 6, 2005

Bill Text and Background

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June 7, 2005

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     H.R. 2744 - Agriculture Appropriations Act for
       
FY 2006
            
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Hoyer, Rangel, Emanuel On Tax Reform

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June 7, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Ways and Means Ranking Democrat Charles Rangel (D-NY), and Ways and Means Committee Member Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) released the following statements today in anticipation of tomorrow’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax reform.  Also attached are general principals that Democrats believe must guide any tax reform that will benefit America’s middle-class.
 

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Week of May 23, 2005

Bill Text and Background

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May 23, 2005

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     H.R. 810 - Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005
        
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Bipartisan SAFER/Fire Amendment to Help Firefighters Set to Pass in House

Sabo-Weldon-Hoyer Amendment Adds Funding to Homeland Security Bill to Train, Equip Firefighters Around Nation

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May 18, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor in favor of the Sabo-Weldon-Hoyer Amendment to the FY06 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, which will add $25 million for the SAFER program and $25 million for the Fire Grants program.  Congressman Hoyer organized a letter earlier this year to the House Appropriations Committee in support of the SAFER program that had the signatures of 120 bipartisan members.  The amendment was included in the bill by voice vote, and the bill is expected to pass the House today:

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Week of May 16, 2005

Bill Text and Background

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May 16, 2005

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     H.R. 2360 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for
        Fiscal Year 2006
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Hoyer: America’s Tax System Must be Made Fairer and Simpler for Main Street Businesses

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May 12, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, a leading proponent of tax reform in the House, released the following statement today regarding a hearing on business tax reform proposals held today by the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform:

“I commend the Advisory Panel for taking testimony today on possible business tax reform proposals.  It is imperative that any federal tax reform proposals considered by the Congress include measures to make our business tax laws fairer, simpler and more efficient.

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Democrats Hit GOP on Taxes

Party Seeks to Upend Stereotype

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April 13, 2005

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by Erin P. Billings

Roll Call

Led by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House Democrats will use tax-filing week as the kickoff for their latest initiative. Hoyer said Tuesday that Democrats will attempt to show in the coming days and months that they are the true “party of reform” and that, despite the GOP rhetoric, Republicans have only made the tax system more complicated and unjust.

Hoyer: Republican Estate Tax Bill Will Harm American Families, Farms, And Small Businesses

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April 13, 2005

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the Republican Estate Tax Bill and the Democratic Alternative:

“Mr. Speaker, let’s be absolutely crystal clear: This Republican bill is nothing but a tax increase in disguise. It would raise taxes for thousands of families, farms and small businesses. There are no two ways about it.

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Tax frustrations show that the time for reform is right

Complexity's inexcusable: simplify, simplify, simplify!

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April 14, 2005

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by Rep. Steny Hoyer

Houston Chronicle

The one thing that millions of Americans will not be saying tomorrow is, "Thank goodness, it's Friday."

That's because Friday is April 15, the annual deadline for filing federal income tax returns — a duty of citizenship that provokes anxiety, confusion and anger in many taxpayers every year.