Tax and Appropriations

CONGRESSMAN SANDLIN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE

DEMOCRATS UNVEIL MEASURES THAT COULD PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR OVER 20 MILLION UNINSURED

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2004

Contact:Ellis Brachman
202-225-3035

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Saying “something needs to be done NOW to help the growing number of uninsured Americans,” Congressman Max Sandlin (D-Marshall) today introduced a measure that would help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees and sponsored two other measures that would help significantly reduce the number of Americans who lack health insurance. 

HOYER: THE HOUSE IS NOT FULFILLING ITS DUTY

Discusses House’s Role in Investigating Abuses of Iraqi Prisoners And Cover the Uninsured Week

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2004

Contact:Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following Floor statement today regarding the House’s role in investigating abuses of Iraqi prisoners and legislation being considered in the House for Covered the Uninsured week:

“Mr. Speaker, before I discuss legislation that will be considered on the Floor this week, I want to comment briefly on the continuing revelations about the abuse of Iraqi detainees in American custody and the need for vigorous congressional oversight through full and open committee hearings.

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HOYER DISCUSSES FSC, OTHER ISSUES WITH SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) met with senior executives from the semiconductor industry today to discuss progress on the FSC/ETI legislation and other important issues.  Representative Hoyer released the following statement after the meeting:

“I was pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with senior executives of the semiconductor industry today.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S $25 BILLION SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to press reports that the Bush Administration is going to request another $25 billion for the war in Iraq:

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HOYER STATEMENT ON THE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Democrats Again Offer Better Bill that is Fiscally Responsible and Provides More Tax Relief

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today regarding the Alternative Minimum Tax and fiscal responsibility on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery):

“Mr. Speaker, this debate on the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) epitomizes precisely what is wrong in this House today – the Republican Leadership’s refusal to seize bipartisan opportunities where they exist and its desire to turn every tax bill into a divisive, political bludgeon.

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Democrats Offer Fiscally Responsible Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Elimination

GOP Ignores Better Democratic Bill, Passes Bill That Adds to Ballooning Deficit

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2004

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» House Democratic Whip Hoyer statement on the AMT, May 5, 2004 (Video of this statement)

REP. RANGEL: AMT RELIEF FOR MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT RAISING THE DEBT

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2004

Contact:Dan Maffei or Jennifer Whitson
202/225-4021

 Let me join in with the Gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. English) in trying to eliminate this burden (the Alternative Minimum Tax or AMT) that has been placed on people that was never intended to penalize. 

REP. RANGEL TO OFFER MARRIAGE PENALTY BILL WITH TWICE AS MUCH TAX CUTS FOR MARRIED COUPLES AS REPUBLICAN BILL

Rangel says GOP bill is “full of holes” and leaves out 10 million middle-income couples

For Immediate Release:

April 28, 2004

Contact:Dan Maffei
202/225-4021

 Rep. Charles B. Rangel today made the following statement about competing marriage penalty relief proposals slated for House consideration today (A summary of Rep. Rangel’s alternative follows the statement):

 “The House Republican leadership says it’s for marriage penalty relief but all they offer is more press releases. 

HOYER: GOP MARRIAGE PENALTY BILL WOULD DRIVE US FURTHER INTO DEBT

Democrats Offer Fiscally Responsible Bill that Permanently Ends Marriage Penalty Tax and Helps More Working Families

For Immediate Release:

April 27, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) on the House Floor today denounced Republican tax policies that continue to pile debt onto taxpayers.  House Democrats strongly support permanently eliminating the marriage penalty tax and will offer an alternative this week that is fully paid for and will help more families.  The Republican bill will put almost $100 billion more debt on America’s children.  The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery: 

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