Hoyer Seeks To Change Obama's Tax Compromise | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Hoyer Seeks To Change Obama's Tax Compromise

Play associated audio

Maryland Democrat and outgoing House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is pushing for changes to the tax deal worked out between President Obama and Republican leaders.

Hoyer and his House colleagues are letting the Senate move first on the extension of Bush-era tax cuts this week. But the majority leader says he'll try to amend the bill on the House floor.

Rank-and-file Democrats are challenging concessions made by Obama that extend tax cuts for all income levels while also exempting up to $5 million from estate taxes. Hoyer says House Democrats will probably vote on an amendment to strip out or tweak the deal on the estate tax.

"Our caucus believes that the wealthiest in America need to help pay the bill," Hoyer told a group of reporters at the National Press Club.

Hoyer says he hopes an amended version can pass Congress by Friday.

NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
WAMU 88.5

With Protest Against Congressman, Activists Take A Stand For D.C. Home Rule

This protest was presumably about marijuana decriminalization, but home rule seemed to be the overarching theme.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.