Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, says he is working to compile a list of possible changes to the tax code that might draw bipartisan support in the debate on the deficit reduction.
“But it is just really the question: Where do we want to go? And do we want to have AMT indexed, for example? Do we want to have SGR, the physicians’ payment rate? Do we want to increase taxes for middle-income Americans beginning 2013, or upper income, or not?” Baucus asked in the super committee’s second public hearing. “These are basic questions we are going to have to ask ourselves, and they all have consequences, really.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.