Tax and Appropriations

HOYER: REPUBLICANS FLIP-FLOP ON PAYGO BY PROPOSING SHAM BILL

Democrats to Offer Alternative That Will Actually Rein in Deficits

For Immediate Release:

June 23, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), and Blue Dog Coalition co-chairman and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Charlie Stenholm (TX) held a press conference today to denounce the sham Republican “pay-as-you-go” or budget “enforcement” bill scheduled for the House floor tomorrow, and also discuss the Democratic alternative.

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Tax Legislation Worthy Only of The Trash Heap

For Immediate Release:

June 9, 2004

Contact:By Steven Pearlstein

Washington Post

If Republicans really want to honor the memory of Ronald Reagan, they should toss in the trash the corporate tax legislation making its way through Congress.

One of Reagan's greatest achievements was passage, with bipartisan support, of the 1986 Tax Reform Act. The goal of the landmark bill was to make the tax code simpler and fairer while boosting economic efficiency. Loopholes were closed, tax rates were reduced, and all sorts of distinctions were eliminated so that individuals and companies with the same income or profits were required to pay roughly the same tax.

REP. RANGEL FLOOR STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN BILL TO EXPORT AMERICAN JOBS AND SUMMARY OF DEMOCRATIC MOTION TO RECOMMIT

Every lobbyist has 1 day to get his favorite thing, but American people didn't get 1 day to get jobs in the bill

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Dan Maffei
202-225-4021

The Republican majority has been successful in winning the votes in order to get legislation passed.  I don’t think that they have been successful in getting the American people to believe that they have been fair to the minority or fair to the working people or fair to the manufactures that create jobs here.  I don’t think that they have been fair when it comes to having some sense of patriotism or some sense of pride in saying ‘Made in the USA.’

HOYER: FSC/ETI CORPORATE TAX BILL IS A NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today spoke out on the House floor in strong opposition to the FSC/ETI corporate tax bill, which at $150 billion, is laden with corporate tax breaks, extenders and other sweeteners that have nothing to do with reforming international tax law.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOYER: GOP REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR RAISING DEBT LIMIT

GOP Increases Public Debt Without Public Debate

For Immediate Release:

June 22, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement criticizing the hypocritical back door manner in which House Republicans voted today to raise the debt limit:

“Mr. Speaker, 11 years ago, the Majority Leader (Mr. DeLay) stood on this House floor, and this is what he said:

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Statement of Charles B. Rangel and Democratic Substitute Summary

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Dan Maffei
202-225-4021

 Mr. Chairman, I respectfully request that the Rules Committee grant a Rule for the consideration of H.R. 4520 that would allow me to offer a substitute amendment and would waive any potential points of order against that amendment.

Summary of the Thomas FSC/ETI Bill

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

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The week of June 14th the House is considering H.R.4520, a modified version of H.R. 2896, Ways & Means Chairman Thomas’ bill to replace the FSC/ETI tax regime. GOP inaction on this matter prompted trade-related sanctions imposed by the European Union on a wide variety of US products (mainly agricultural, metals, machinery, and electrical equipment) that began March 1, 2004 and could eventually amount to $4 billion.  Thomas has ignored substantial bipartisan agreement in the House and Senate over how best to address this problem.

HOYER: REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION IS LONG DEAD, LONG GONE

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today strongly criticizing the restrictive process in which the House Republican leadership is permitting floor debate on the FSC/ETI corporate sales tax bill:

“Once again today, we see that the Republicans’ high-minded talk about fairness and openness on this house floor was only so much hot air.  Lest anyone be mistaken, the so-called “Republican Revolution” is long dead and long gone.

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Week of March 22, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

For Immediate Release:

March 22, 2004

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H. Con. Res. 393 - Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2005

 
House Report and Background:

Week of March 15, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

For Immediate Release:

March 15, 2004

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H.Res557 - Relating to the liberation of the Iraqi people and the valiant service of the United States Armed Forces and Coalition forces

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