Washington — House Democrats are planning a vote for Thursday about extending tax breaks for the middle class but are leaving aside an extension for upper-income taxpayers.
The vote would come even as bipartisan negotiations about extending the expiring Bush-era tax cuts for all earners continue on Capitol Hill. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that a vote was an opportunity to make progress on an issue that lawmakers agree on.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner describes the ongoing bipartisan tax meeting as ‘a civil, constructive discussion.’
“I don’t know of anybody in the House of Representatives who wants to see next year middle-income working Americans’ taxes increase,” Hoyer said. “Not one.”