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February 26, 2009
Today, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2010, and Congress is ready to debate and examine it in detail.
February 25, 2009
Today, the House completed its work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills.
February 25, 2009
President Obama’s address last night to a Joint Session of Congress called for a “new era of responsibility,” and assured the country that even when faced with economic and fiscal crises, America has the resilience to emerge stronger than before.
February 24, 2009
As the House begins debate on the FY09 Consolidated Appropriations Act this week, Republicans are continuing to try to sweep their history under the rug and convince the American people that they are committed to fiscal responsibility.
September 26, 2008
The bill provides essential tax relief to American families and businesses. Its tax credits will help create tens of thousands of American jobs, while investing in the new energy technology we need to break our dependence on foreign oil.
September 24, 2008
The House has already passed responsible legislation this year to extend expiring energy incentives and business tax credits. While we applaud the Senate for acting yesterday and taking a step toward being fiscally responsible, their bill still falls short of the pay-as-you-go principle that House Democrats have insisted on.
September 23, 2008
I am pleased that the Senate has moved forward on passing these important tax provisions.
August 1, 2008
America has asked for unprecedented sacrifice from its all-volunteer military. Our men and women in uniform have answered with dedication and heroism that will be retold for generations.
June 25, 2008
Every House Member agrees that we must prevent the alternative minimum tax (the AMT) from hitting millions of hard-working American families this year.
June 19, 2008
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following Floor statement regarding the supplemental appropriations bill. As prepared for delivery:
June 17, 2008
It is stunning that Senate Republicans continue to stand in the way of this important legislation to extend tax relief to American businesses and families.
June 12, 2008
Make no mistake: House Democrats are absolutely committed to enacting this legislation to extend tax relief to American businesses and families without increasing the deficit.
June 2, 2008
The Administration’s focus today on tax cuts that are not due to expire for another two years shows again how they are out of touch with Americans' daily struggle to deal with the consequences of the President’s failed economic program – anemic job growth, decreasing household incomes, exploding costs of gas, food, health care and college, record foreclosure rates, and rising poverty.
April 15, 2008
Today, as millions of Americans prepare to file their federal income tax returns by midnight, many will be confounded, confused and, yes, perhaps even cranky because of our unbelievably complicated tax code.
February 4, 2008
WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement regarding the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget that was released today:
December 19, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I believe that every single member of this body – on both sides of the aisle – agrees that we must protect middle-income Americans from the alternative minimum tax, the parallel tax system enacted in 1969 to ensure that wealthy Americans pay their fair share.
November 13, 2007
The President's veto of this critical legislation that addresses domestic priorities such as health care, education, and medical research is the clearest possible demonstration of his misguided priorities and hollow rhetoric on fiscal responsibility.
November 6, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, David Obey – who also chairs the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education – for his hard work and vision in putting this appropriations conference report together.
October 31, 2007
This week, Democrats will move forward a package of bills that invest in the nation’s top priorities.
October 30, 2007
Today, rather than working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress who are determined to extend health insurance to 10 million low-income, working-class American children, the top two Republican leaders in the House of Representatives chose to stand with the one person who constitutes the biggest obstacle to providing that health coverage – President Bush.