Hoyer: Dems will 'strongly oppose' tax extenders package

By Mike Lillis, The Hill.

House Democratic leaders are voicing fierce opposition to an enormous tax-break package expected to be unveiled Tuesday. 

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the Democratic whip, said the proposal is too big and expensive and is one "we ought to strongly oppose."

"It would undermine the deficit, creating a larger debt. It would undermine tax reform, taking off the table [a number] of the things that would b included in a tax reform bill. ...And lastly it would substantially undermine our investments in growing our economy and creating jobs," Hoyer told reporters in the Capitol.