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Brady Applauds Passage of Medicare Payment Fix
March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives today voted to permanently fix the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. The bipartisan pla... More
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Ryan Commends House Passage of Reforms to Strengthen Medicare
March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Upon passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following s... More
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SecDef: Trade Enhances U.S. Security
March 26, 2015
Expanding and deepening trade relationships produces stronger national security. That was the message today from newly confirmed Secretary of Defense ... More
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Minority Business Leaders Call for Death Tax Repeal
March 25, 2015
​Last week, the Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee heard from family businesses and farmers struggling to pay or simply plan for the death tax. This hearing highlighted real people who work hard and save for their whole lives so they can pass on their family farms or businesses to loved ones. But these very people face overwhelming burdens thanks to death tax. This week, we heard from two more voices speaking out against the death tax. Their message: The death tax hurts minority... More
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Paul Ryan Op-Ed: A Chance to Strengthen Medicare
March 25, 2015
Washington Examiner op-ed Medicare is going broke, but this week we have a chance to start fixing it. And we can do it—with bipartisan support—by repealing a clumsy payment system that has threatened seniors' access to care and vexed Congress for nearly two decades. Here's the problem: In 1997, Congress tried to put a lid on Medicare's costs by capping doctor payments with a formula called the "sustainable growth rate." Under the law, if Medicare spent more than the cap in one year, it would hav... More
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