Democrats reveal little on Bush tax cuts at presser

"We're going to make sure, at some point in time before the tax code goes up for middle-class working Americans that it does not go up," Hoyer told reporters. "We're going to keep taxes low for working Americans. That's our objective." 

He added, "We'll see, from that point in time, over the next week or so, what happens here and in the United States Senate and then we'll have a better idea how we can proceed to accomplish that goal."

At tonight's Democratic Caucus meeting the leaders are expected to see if they have the votes to extend only those tax cuts for the middle-class. 

Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerry ConnollyDem rep: Abuse, violence against the press 'hallmarks in Trump era' House votes to target human traffickers with cash rewards Overnight Cybersecurity: DOJ names special counsel for Russia probe | NSA warned Microsoft about security flaw | House passes IT modernization bill MORE (D-Va.), who supports a temporary extension of all Bush tax cuts, thinks the votes are there to continue relief only for the middle-class. 

"I would assume so," he told The Hill. "Even Mr. BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World Jordan won't run for Oversight gavel Oklahoma rep. launches long-shot bid for Oversight chair MORE said he'd vote for it."