House to Try to Move Tax Cut Extension Before October Adjournment

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The House could consider an extension of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for middle-income households prior to the chamber's Oct. 8 target adjournment, House Majority Leader Hoyer says. Hoyer tells reporters he would like the legislation to move before lawmakers adjourn to campaign for the midterm elections, but that it is possible that the House will not reach an agreement on how to proceed. “I think many in our caucus and many on the Senate side would like to see us address it and to give confidence to working Americans that their taxes are not going to be increased, and I fall under that category,” Hoyer says during a conference call hosted by the Center for American Progress.