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Some Democrats Might Drop Tax Hikes for Tax Reform

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 11:32 AM

By Melanie Batley

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Some Democrats may be willing to give in to Republican demands that any overhaul of the tax code must come with the promise of no overall increase in taxes, according to Politico.

The move appears to come from a minority of the 16 Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, but it signals a willingness to compromise for the sake of achieving a comprehensive tax-reform package, a political priority for both parties but one that until now has had both sides at loggerheads.

"I remain to be convinced, but I'm not going to push away from the table because of that," Connecticut Democrat John Larson said of Republican demands for no new revenue, Politico reported.

"I'm not ruling anything out," said Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer. "It depends."

New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell acknowledged that a majority of his party is against compromising on the revenue issue, but says he's willing to listen to Republicans.

"That's their opinion," he said of his party colleagues. "I'm not ready to make that decision yet. I'd be open to it."

Democratic leaders are trying to downplay suggestions that the party may be divided on the issue.

"This is just simply not true," Drew Hammill, spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, told Politico. "There is unity on this issue."

Michigan Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on Ways and Means, told Politico he doesn't think "anybody is wavering."

"When it comes to the need for more revenues, all of us on the Ways and Means Committee, Dems, are in sync," he said.


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