Tax and Appropriations

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: 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 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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HOYER: GOP MARRIAGE PENALTY TAX BILL IS DIVORCED FROM FISCAL REALITY

Democrats Offer Fiscally Responsible Marriage Penalty Tax Elimination

For Immediate Release:

April 28, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today in support of the fiscally responsible Democratic Marriage Penalty Elimination Bill, and in opposition of the irresponsible GOP bill that will contribute to the already out-of-control deficits:

“The Marriage Penalty bill that House Republicans have put on the Floor today is absolutely divorced from the fiscal reality that confronts our nation. 

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