Tax and Appropriations

Hoyer Statement on Senate Vote to Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

For Immediate Release:

July 25, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Whoops

So much for that whole “read the bill” thing. Apparently Republicans didn’t even make it to page 3 of this week’s bill on regulations (remarkable, considering the text didn’t even start until the bottom of page 2).

From the bill text, which you can view here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CPRT-112HPRT75053/pdf/CPRT-112HPRT75053.pdf

Hoyer Statement on Republican Tax Bill

For Immediate Release:

July 24, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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All Sides Agree: Middle Class Americans Should Receive Tax Cut Extension

For Immediate Release:

July 24, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Afternoon Roundup: "Debt Ceiling Battle Tab" Edition

A look at the morning news isn’t flattering for House Republicans. Not only did their “confrontation over compromise” approach to raising the debt limit take our nation to the brink of default and result in our nation’s first credit downgrade, but it also cost American taxpayers $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2011 alone:

CNN: Cost of Debt Ceiling Fight: $1.3 billion

Hoyer Urges Bipartisan Action to Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Anatomy of a Boehner Quote

Lately up here on Capitol Hill, the GOP has engaged in quite a bit of revisionist history on the sequester, hoping the American people will conveniently forget that 174 House Republicans (including all of the senior leadership) voted for a measure that Politico said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was “the chief Republican architect of.”

Republicans Break With Romney on Tax Returns; Still Won't Allow Vote to Extend Middle-Class Tax Cut

We’re excited to see a growing unity within Republican ranks –over the need for their presumptive nominee to release more than just two years worth of tax returns.  The calls for transparency are growing, even from House Republicans:  

Impending Sequestration: A Devastating Policy Designed to Encourage a Big, Bold and Balanced Plan

For Immediate Release:

July 19, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Afternoon Roundup: GOP "Shirk[ing] Responsibility" Edition

Not content to trash a sequester mechanism House Republicans themselves voted for, Congressional Republicans are now taking their obstruction a step further, with their ludicrous attempts to pin the pending “fiscal cliff” squarely on Democrats, even as they refuse to yield an inch in their drive to protect tax cuts for the wealthy at all costs.

One look at the news this afternoon shows who is to blame for the impending fiscal crisis, no matter the rhetorical knots Republicans are tying themselves into: