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July 14, 2004
House Democrats, led by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, intend to make rising tax complexity an election year issue.
July 14, 2004
House Minority Whip Hoyer charged Tuesday that Republican tax cuts enacted over the last four years have added layers of complexity to the tax code, offering a preview of the Democratic message as House members debate tax policy this week and next.
July 13, 2004
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Tuesday he would push fellow Democrats to put an overhaul of the U.S. tax system at the top of their agenda if they regain control of the House in the November elections.
June 24, 2004
Angered over last week’s vote on corporate-tax measure, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) penned a stern letter Monday to his Caucus, chastising Democrats for voting against the party on a procedural vote — and blasting Republican business lobbyists for allegedly misrepresenting Democrats’ positions on the controversial bill.
June 9, 2004
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...
May 20, 2004
Top House Democrats, including House Minority Leader Pelosi and House Minority Whip Hoyer, today will highlight major bills Congress has failed to pass this session.
May 20, 2004
President Bush and Republican congressional leaders made a last ditch effort on Thursday to win support of Senate moderates in their own party for a budget they charge does not do enough to control record deficits.
May 13, 2004
Strapped for resources and time, the new federal agency set up to improve the nation's election system pleaded with lawmakers yesterday for an additional $10 million for research into what voting equipment works, and into whether to get rid of outdated machinery like the kind used in New York.
May 10, 2004
Congressional Democrats are preparing to lock horns with the White House over its appeal for a $25 billion wartime reserve fund, and will seek to triple the request as well as reallocate Iraq construction funds to help offset it.
May 4, 2004
Republicans and Democrats will offer competing proposals on the House floor Wednesday to curb the impact of the alternative minimum tax (AMT) on middle-income families.
April 16, 2004
A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee says he can make a good argument to President Bush about the value of the Lewis & Clark water pipeline project, even though the president isn't a fan of the spending.
March 23, 2004
As House Republicans work to build support for the fiscal 2005 budget, Democrats head into this week’s vote confident that their own Members will unanimously oppose the GOP bill.
March 13, 2004
Lawmakers are split on spending caps and tax cuts as they try to build a budget for fiscal 2005
January 26, 2004
A key transportation artery is in line for some much-needed repairs after last week’s Senate passage of the omnibus spending bill.
January 23, 2004
House Minority Whip Hoyer and House Administration Chairman Ney today lauded the passage of the FY04 omnibus appropriations bill for its inclusion of a $1.5 billion earmark to help fund the 2002 Help America Vote Act