COMMITTEE on WAYS and MEANS

Chairman Dave Camp
  • Press Release

    House Passes Bill to Stop Usage of Welfare Benefits to Buy Marijuana

    Sep 17, 2014-- Washington, DC – On Tuesday, September 16, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4137, the “Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act.” The bill, introduced by Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) and 11 other members of Congress, ensures that taxpayer-funded welfare benefits are not used at stores selling marijuana, such as in the states of Washington and ... more

  • The Jobs Search

    Reason #39: Minority Families Have Suffered the Most during the Obama "Recovery"

    Sep 17, 2014-- ​Minority Families Have Suffered the Most during the Obama "Recovery." During the heart of the Obama "recovery," the median income of minority families dropped by 9 percent, and their median net worth fell by 17 percent. In contrast, incomes and net worth for white families were essentially stable. Source: National Journal, The Economic Recovery Hasn’t Reached Minority Families (September 9, 2014)... more

  • Opening Statements

    Tiberi Opening Statement: Hearing on Private Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans

    Sep 17, 2014-- Today we examine the challenges facing employers, employees, and retirees who rely on both single and multi-employer defined benefit pension plans to help provide retirement security. These challenges pose serious threats to American workers and employers. I know what it means for a family to lose the pension they were relying on. When I was in high school, my dad lost his job, he lost his pension... more

  • Press Release

    House Passes Bills Limiting IRS Power

    Sep 17, 2014-- Washington, DC – Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-LA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed three bills authored by Congressman Boustany to limit the authority of the IRS in the wake of ongoing investigations into the agency’s targeting of conservative organizations. The three House-passed bills are: H.R. 5418: To p... more

  • Press Release

    Brady Questions HHS Medicare Appeals Settlement

    Sep 16, 2014-- Washington, DC – Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding HHS’ unilateral action to clear the backlog of Medicare appeals through a “settlement” process. In the letter, Brady asked HHS to clearly articulate its statutory authority for this settlement process. In releasing the letter, Brady stated:... more

  • The Jobs Search

    Reason #38: Over Half of Americans Can’t Afford Their House

    Sep 16, 2014-- Over Half of Americans Can't Afford Their House. In order to cover their rent or mortgage over the last three years, 52 percent of Americans have had to make at least one major sacrifice, such as getting a second job, deferring saving for retirement, cutting back on health care, or running up credit card debt. Source: MarketWatch, Half of Americans Can’t Afford Their House (June 8, 2014). _______... more

  • The Jobs Search

    The Obama Economy: Still the Worst Ever for Working-Age Women

    Sep 16, 2014-- Today, the Census Bureau released information on poverty in 2013, which showed how the overall poverty rate fell from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, as the number of poor individuals fell from 46.5 million in 2012 to 45.3 million in 2013. But buried within this short-run good news were several troubling long-run trends, including the fact that the poverty rate for working-age women re... more

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