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#TBT: U.S. Economy Falls Below Its Own “Mendoza Line”

August 25, 2016

Baseball fans from the 1970s probably remember the infamous “Mendoza line” — the line signifying light-hitting shortstop Mario Mendoza’s weak batting average of .200. Players and fans knew that if a batting average fell below the Mendoza line, it was a really bad year.

How House Republicans’ Health Care Plan Helps Middle Class Families

August 25, 2016

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law over six years ago, we’ve seen the cost of insurance skyrocket as quality and health care options continue to decline. And middle class families are being hurt the most by the law’s clear failures.   The average premium for families enrolled in ...

Welfare Reform at 20: A Better Way Forward

August 19, 2016

This week, in advance of the the 20th anniversary of welfare reform, the Ways and Means Committee reviewed the law’s record of helping more low-income Americans escape poverty and climb the economic ladder. Today, it’s clear that reforming the nation’s cash welfare program has successfully 

In Their Own Words: Americans Share How Trade Gives Them A Competitive Edge

August 18, 2016

When 95 percent of the world's customers live outside of the United States, America cannot afford to sit on the sidelines of trade. Done right and aggressively enforced, strong trade agreements give us the competitive edge we need to win around the world – growing American businesses, creating good-paying jobs here at home, and strengthening the economy of rural and urban America. As

Chairman Brady, Ranking Member Levin Stand Up for American Businesses in Negotiations with the EU

August 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the United States and the European Union (EU) continue to negotiate an insurance agreement, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman expressing concerns that the EU's new insurance ...

Welfare Reform at 20: How We Continue TANF’s Success

August 17, 2016

As the 20th anniversary of welfare reform approaches, the Ways and Means Committee is taking a look back so we can apply the same successful lessons to help more low-income Americans escape poverty and climb the economic ladder. Yesterday, we highlighted ...