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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 2:57:55 to 3:01:20
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Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:57:51 to 2:58:11( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: sides of the aisle to join me in passing this good and necessary piece of legislation. mr. speaker, with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tpore: the gentleman from georgia reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. boustany: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boustany: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:57:55 to 3:01:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles W. Jr.Boustany

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:58:12 to 2:58:33( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: objection, so ordered. mr. boustany: i rise in support of h.r. 4994. this legislation contains provisions that will make tax season a little easier for many american families. and therefore it's worthy of my support. there are some good bipartisan ideas in this bill. for example, it makes sense to shield employees from burdensome paperwork requirements when they

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:58:34 to 2:58:55( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: use their employer provided cell phones to call their spouses to see if they need to pick up milk on theay home. our colleague from texas, sam johnson, he introduced that legislation and at last count it has over 20 co-sponsors from both parties. this bill also includes bipartisan legislation that chairman lewis and i introduced

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:58:56 to 2:59:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: to make it easier for taxpayers to enter into offers and compromise with the i.r.s. i'm glad that our legislation was included in the bill and i appreciate chairman lewis' reaching out to me in a bipartisan manner to find ways to make it easier for taxpayers and the i.r.s. to resolve their disputes amicably. this bill instructs the i.r.s.

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:59:17 to 2:59:38( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: to notify taxpayers when it discovers evidence that those taxpayers might be victims of ilet theft. fo-- identity theft. for example, when criminals attempt to claim tax refunds in the name of law-abiding taxpayer, amazingly the i.r.s. does not currently notify taxpayers when it discovers suspicious activity conducted in their names, and this bill

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:59:39 to 3:00:01( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: includes a study on whether the i.r.s. can provide tax refunds on debit cards. that sounds reasonable to me as it could result in more efficient delivery of tax refunds to taxpayers who need their money right away to pay their bills. for these reons and more i'm happy to support this legislation today. .

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:00:02 to 3:00:22( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: but my support does not reduce my disappointment in the antitaxpayer legislation that this majority has enacted into law over the last 15 months. nor does it change my belief that we could do much more for hardworking american taxpayers. if we really want to do some good for taxpayers today, we might eliminate all the powers given to the i.r.s. under the new health care law, like

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:00:23 to 3:00:43( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: putting the i.r.s. in charge of enforcing a new requirement that every american family purchase governmt-approved health insurance, taxing families that don't have government-approved health insurance at least $2,000 for a family of four and if a family doesn't pay the tax, allowing the i.r.s. to impose civil penalties in interest and

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:00:44 to 3:01:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: even confiscate that family's tax refund. mr. speaker, if we really wanted to do some good for taxpayers today, we could make permanent the important tax relief enacted in 2001 and 2003. which provides relief to every american that pace income -- pays income taxes and which are set to expire at the end of this year. and we could find a permanent solution to the growing reach of

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

3:01:06 to 3:01:20( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: the alternative minimum tax which threatens to engulf millions of middle class families if congress fails to act. but this bill does not provide such relief for american taxpayers and although i think the bill takes some very positive steps, it also

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