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April 18, 2011Press Item
If you're feeling overwhelmed this Tax Day, you're not alone. The complexity of our tax code isn't just a nuisance for families and businesses -- it's a drag on our entire economy. Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars and more than 225 million collective hours doing their taxes. And each year, there's talk of making our tax code far simpler, talk that rarely goes anywhere. This year, however, there is a real chance that we can turn our overwhelming tax code into a simpler one that unleashes productivity, saves families time and money, helps us create jobs, and reduces the deficit.
January 20, 2011Press Item
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is meeting to discuss reforming the U.S. tax code. Though in its early stages, I believe tax reform can be one of the most promising areas for bipartisan cooperation in this new Congress. Members of both parties can agree that a tax code that unleashes economic productivity, creates middle-class jobs and reduces the deficit would be a major boost to our economic future.
January 19, 2011Press Item
As Congress returns to work this week, our community is still recovering from the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., and praying for the health of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and all of the wounded. A tragedy like this doesn’t make our differences disappear; but this can, I hope, be a time to remember that the grave challenges our nation faces are common to us all and can only be overcome with common effort.
December 13, 2010Press Item
Despite sharp divisions, Democrats and Republicans might be able to reach agreements in the 112th Congress on issues such as scientific research and education and even on overhauling tax policy, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Monday.
December 2, 2010Press Item
I am very pleased the House has passed this bill, which is needed to prevent a tax increase on middle class families. If we fail to resolve this issue, starting on New Year’s Day families across America will see their taxes go up. That won’t just mean less money in Americans’ paychecks—it will reduce spending, which will harm job-creation and our entire economic recovery. This bill prevents a tax increase on our middle class and will help create jobs.
September 28, 2010Press Item
The Republicans unveiled their "Pledge to America" last week and, just as we thought, it contained no new ideas and was a return to the "exact same" failed agenda as President Bush. Their agenda to return to their previous policies makes it clear who they stand with—big corporations and special interests, instead of middle class families.
September 20, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the real Republican agenda on MSNBC's The Ed Show this evening. See below for excerpts of the interview and a link to the video.
August 26, 2010Press Item
When Republicans put in place their tax plan in 2001 and 2003, they set tax cuts to expire at the end of 2010. Democrats are working to prevent this Republican tax increase from hitting middle-class families and small business, and only letting tax cuts for the very wealthy expire. Republicans falsely claim that this will harm small businesses, which is not the case.
August 25, 2010Press Item
Small businesses will see real benefits under the Democrats' health care reform law. The health care reform law provides employers a tax credit for employee health insurance starting this year. Through these tax credits, the security of access to quality, affordable health care becomes attainable for small businesses and their employees.