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Camp Statement on Tax Day
April 15, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement regarding Tax Day. “There is no better example of Washington’s inefficiency and ineffectiveness than our tax code. Today, as Americans across the country finish filing their taxes, they come face to face with a tax code that is too complicated, takes too much time to comply with and costs too much. “It's time to stand up and say 'enough is enough.' Tax reform will make the tax code simpler... More
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Boustany, Johnson Demand Answers for the American People on Treasury Debt Recovery Program
April 15, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., M.D. (R-LA) and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) wrote to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Acting Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner Carolyn Colvin regarding media reports that adults who may have once received Social Security benefits as children were having their tax refunds withheld by Treasury for overpayments made to their parents decades ago. Parents of some of... More
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Ways and Means Committee Refers Lois Lerner to Department of Justice for Criminal Prosecution
April 9, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that the Committee, acting under its authority granted in Sec. 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, voted out a criminal referral letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Eric Holder regarding actions taken by IRS employee Lois Lerner. Chairman Camp, in sending the letter on behalf of the Committee, urged Holder to take a serious review of the evidence uncovered through the Committee’s investig... More
Opening Statements
Nunes Opening Statement: Hearing on Trade Implications of U.S. Energy Policy and the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
April 9, 2014
Good afternoon. I want to welcome everyone to today’s hearing on the trade implications of U.S. energy policy and the export of liquefied natural gas. Today’s hearing focuses on the enormous potential of the U.S. energy revolution of the past decade. I’d like to make four points before we hear from our witnesses. First, the exploration of unconventional energy reserves has strengthened U.S. energy security and positioned us as a net exporter. This energy revolution has already cut U.S. dependenc... More
The Jobs Search
What Happened Since Extended Unemployment Benefits Ended?
April 9, 2014
While it operated, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program provided record amounts of financial assistance to over 24 million long-term unemployed individuals. The EUC program provided record weeks of unemployment benefits per person (a total of up to 99 weeks of all unemployment benefits in many states, far eclipsing the norm of up to 52 weeks), a record duration of such a program (a total of 66 months, which is over 2 years longer than the next-longest such “temporary” program i... More
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