Hoyer: Tax Cuts “Under Consideration”

September 29th, 2010 at 1:19 am | No Comments |

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Politico reports:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) indicated Tuesday that Democrats are still considering a limited vote on a tax cut package before the House adjourns.

The House could vote on keeping current tax rates for those who earn under $250,000 per year under a procedure known as suspension of the rules, which requires two-thirds of the House to vote in favor of it to be successful. The vote would give Democratic leadership the chance to dare Republicans to oppose extending middle-class tax cuts, though it seems unlikely it would get the support of two-thirds of the House.

“It is certainly under consideration,” he said when asked whether the middle-class tax cuts would be voted on before Congress adjourns this week. He added that the House would vote “before we leave.”

He said House Democrats are unified in their support of such a tax cut package.

“There is no disagreement in the Democratic Party on that,” he said.

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