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GAO: Action Needed to Combat $5 Billion Tax Refund Fraud
September 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must take bold and innovative action to combat more than $5 billion in fraudulent identity theft tax refunds, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report, requested by leaders on the Senate Finance and Aging Committees as well as the House Ways and Means Committee, said the IRS should take additional steps to strengthen its pre-refund and anti-fraud efforts to effectively stop tax refund fraud before it even... More
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Camp Responds to Treasury's Announcement on Inversions
September 22, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following reaction to the U.S. Department of Treasury's announcement on inversions. “We’ve been down this rabbit hole before, and until the White House gets serious about tax reform, we are going to keep losing good companies and jobs to countries that have or are actively reforming their tax laws. A few campaign style speeches and stopgap measures from Treasury won’t do it – it hasn’t worked in the past, and even Secre... More
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Congress Enacts Legislation to Fight Child Trafficking, Strengthen Child Welfare Protections
September 19, 2014
Washington, DC – Last night, the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan child welfare legislation aimed at reducing child sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections. The legislation was approved by the House on July 23, 2014. Specifically, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980) would encourage states to combat sex trafficking among youth in foster care; promote normalcy for foster youth; help move more children from foster care into ... More
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Senate Approves Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Improve Post-Acute Care for Medicare Beneficiaries
September 19, 2014
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the "Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act)," bipartisan legislation that will strengthen and improve post-acute care for Medicare beneficiaries while bringing about more accountable, quality-driven benefits to patients. The House passed the bill on Tuesday. The IMPACT Act of 2014 also strengthens Medicare’s oversight of hospice care by ensuring that Medicare dollars are spent efficiently and that high quali... More
The Jobs Search
Reason #40: Six Out of Ten Say the American Dream Is Out of Reach
September 18, 2014
Six Out of Ten Say the American Dream Is Out of Reach. After five years of the Obama "recovery," 59 percent believe the American Dream is out of reach and 63 percent believe most children won't be better off than their parents. Source: CNNMoney, The American Dream Is Out of Reach (June 2014) ________________ As introduced on June 17, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Camp is listing 40 reasons for the Senate to pass the 40 jobs bills the House has already approved. The reasons define the distress A... More
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