The proposal would extend provisions that prevent the alternative minimum tax from hitting millions more taxpayers, as well as prevent cuts in federal payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.
The Speaker met Monday evening with his GOP leadership team and key players on budget issues — including former vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin — but no one exiting Boehner’s office suite would comment on the internal conversations.
The $2.4 trillion proposal, when added to the existing $1.1 trillion in spending cuts from the Budget Control Act and war savings, would produce $4 trillion in deficit reduction, according to some sources.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.