Tag: tax code

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Robert Hurt: A major step toward a more fair, competitive tax code

As I travel across Virginia’s Fifth District, I regularly hear how our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is making life more difficult for people.


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Gay marriage equality in tax code? Bill from Mark Warner, Tim Kaine addresses issue

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced new legislation providing equal dignity for all legal marriages in the tax code.


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Farmers: Tax extenders help now, permanent solution needed

The U.S. Senate is expected to move forward with legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last week for retroactive tax extenders.


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Robert Hurt: Reform the tax code to stimulate growth

Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small businesses.


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The country has spoken: Time to change direction on tax extenders

As the post-election lame duck session gets underway, Congress has an excellent opportunity to show that they’ve heard the American people loud and clear by acting on tax extenders.


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Tools of the Trade: What Washington needs to do to lead well

My dad loved his toolbox. And maybe just as much as he loved his toolbox, he enjoyed getting new tools. One thing I realized as a young boy, however, is that no matter how many new tools he got, he always went back to his old faithfuls.


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Robert Hurt: Reforming the tax code and allowing small business to grow

As I traveled along Route 58 recently, touring a variety of manufacturing companies, I talked with small business owners and working Virginians about the biggest issues for success in their businesses.


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Robert Hurt: Allow our family farms to prosper

When I visited a cattle farm in Appomattox, I spoke with the farmer about the rising cost of fuel, which is among his largest expenses as it powers the tractors and vehicles that allow him to transport hay and cattle.


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How a fairer tax code can improve America’s infrastructure

As Congress heads home to celebrate the Fourth of July, it leaves with two critical issues unaddressed. The first is the increasing – and troubling – trend of big corporations essentially giving up their American citizenship and reincorporating overseas to reduce their U.S. taxes.


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Ending the taxpayer subsidy for exorbitant executive bonuses

There is an outrage in our tax code and it’s costing you money. Federal law currently gives publicly–held corporations a special tax deduction when they pay their executives huge “performance-based” bonuses. The deduction can be worth millions of dollars. The more they shower their executives with such pay, the less publicly-held corporations pay in federal taxes.


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Robert Hurt votes for small business tax relief bill

Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) voted today in favor of H.R. 4457, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, which would make permanent a tax provision that allows small businesses to expense certain investments in new equipment and property each year.


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A pharmacy’s tax tricks could make you sick

One of America’s best known stores may soon decide that it’s no longer American. If it does, you will pay the price and feel real sick about it.


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Warner Senate campaign releases second TV ad

Senator Mark Warner’s re-election campaign today released its second television ad, “Insourcing,” which highlights his bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Senate to reform the tax code to provide targeted incentives to companies that bring high tech and manufacturing jobs to Virginia and the United States.


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Ed Gillespie announces economic plan

In a conference call today, Ed Gillespie announced The Ed Gillespie Agenda for Economic Growth (EG²).


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Randy Forbes: Where Main Street still exists

These are places where passersby greet each other by first names and where a sense of trust remains throughout the small town streets and neighborhoods. These are the communities where Main Street still exists.


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Robert Hurt: House plan to balance budget, grow economy, protect taxpayers

Just as we have done each of the last four years, the House of Representatives approved an annual budget focused on setting a course for our nation and its future. The Path to Prosperity budget puts us on a path to fiscal sustainability so we can preserve the promise of this great country for our children and grandchildren.


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You pay taxes: Why doesn’t General Electric?

You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s largest corporations pay their fair share too?


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Bob Goodlatte: Budgeting for the future

This week, the House of Representatives acted on a budget plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. In addition to laying out a blueprint for federal spending, the budget process is also an opportunity to strengthen programs like Medicare and Social Security and expand pro-growth economic reforms like tax reform, domestic energy production, and regulatory reform.


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Ed Gillespie: His ObamaCare problem

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie wrote in his 2006 memoir in support of a federal healthcare mandate, and worked as a lobbyist for a firm that was advocating market-based reforms of the nation’s healthcare system.


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Robert Hurt statement on President Obama budget

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released a statement in response to the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget plan.


Scott Klinger: A stark choice in the New Year

At this moment, four out of every ten unemployed workers in the U.S. have been looking for a job for more than six months, the highest level of long-term joblessness since the Great Depression.


Bob Goodlatte: Looking ahead in the New Year

As we ring in 2014, the House and Senate return to Washington for the start of the second session of the 113th Congress. Looking forward to the New Year, it is abundantly clear that our nation has much to accomplish to tackle the challenges of today and ensure a prosperous future for generations to come.


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Gy Moody: Cleaning up the tax code starts with taking out the trash

The U.S. tax code is littered with wasteful loopholes and preferential rules written by insider lobbyists to benefit powerful corporations and wealthy special interests. For them, these loopholes do indeed represent an enormous and bountiful treasure.


Chris Graham: Another reason to go flat

I’m still not sold on the flat-tax proposals that I’ve been hearing from the candidates on the 2012 campaign trail, but as to the general concept, yeah, I’m long since past being there. I need to qualify myself here before I get too far. The flat tax, the idea that we’d assess the same tax […]