Tax and Appropriations

HOYER: FSC/ETI CORPORATE TAX BILL IS A NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today spoke out on the House floor in strong opposition to the FSC/ETI corporate tax bill, which at $150 billion, is laden with corporate tax breaks, extenders and other sweeteners that have nothing to do with reforming international tax law.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOYER: GOP REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR RAISING DEBT LIMIT

GOP Increases Public Debt Without Public Debate

For Immediate Release:

June 22, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement criticizing the hypocritical back door manner in which House Republicans voted today to raise the debt limit:

“Mr. Speaker, 11 years ago, the Majority Leader (Mr. DeLay) stood on this House floor, and this is what he said:

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Statement of Charles B. Rangel and Democratic Substitute Summary

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Dan Maffei
202-225-4021

 Mr. Chairman, I respectfully request that the Rules Committee grant a Rule for the consideration of H.R. 4520 that would allow me to offer a substitute amendment and would waive any potential points of order against that amendment.

Summary of the Thomas FSC/ETI Bill

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

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The week of June 14th the House is considering H.R.4520, a modified version of H.R. 2896, Ways & Means Chairman Thomas’ bill to replace the FSC/ETI tax regime. GOP inaction on this matter prompted trade-related sanctions imposed by the European Union on a wide variety of US products (mainly agricultural, metals, machinery, and electrical equipment) that began March 1, 2004 and could eventually amount to $4 billion.  Thomas has ignored substantial bipartisan agreement in the House and Senate over how best to address this problem.

HOYER: REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION IS LONG DEAD, LONG GONE

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today strongly criticizing the restrictive process in which the House Republican leadership is permitting floor debate on the FSC/ETI corporate sales tax bill:

“Once again today, we see that the Republicans’ high-minded talk about fairness and openness on this house floor was only so much hot air.  Lest anyone be mistaken, the so-called “Republican Revolution” is long dead and long gone.

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Week of March 22, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

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March 22, 2004

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H. Con. Res. 393 - Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2005

 
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Week of March 15, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

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March 15, 2004

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H.Res557 - Relating to the liberation of the Iraqi people and the valiant service of the United States Armed Forces and Coalition forces

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Week of May 3, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

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May 3, 2004

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  H. R. 4227 - Middle-Class Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2004

Week of March 29, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

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March 29, 2004

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H. Res. 3550 - Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users