COMMITTEE on WAYS and MEANS

Chairman Paul Ryan
  • Press Release

    Ways and Means Advances Trade Priorities and Accountability Act

    Apr 23, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, the House Ways and Means Committee favorably voted to send important trade legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, to the full House of Representatives. The legislation passed the Committee on a 25-13 vote, with two Democrats joining all Committee Republicans in support. Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statem... more

  • Press Release

    Tiberi Introduces Strong Customs Enforcement Legislation

    Apr 23, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), along with co-sponsors Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), announced the introduction of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 1907). Among its provisions, the legislation includes Rep. Boustany's PROTECT Act. Upon its introduction, Chairman Tiberi said: “I am pleased to... more

  • Opening Statements

    Ryan Opening Statement on TPA

    Apr 23, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the following opening statement during a markup of important trade legislation, including the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. "So, TPA. As we all know, trade promotion authority is a process for negotiating and considering trade deals. Some people wonder why we care about this... more

  • Press Release

    Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz Op-Ed: Putting Congress in Charge on Trade

    Apr 22, 2015-- Wall Street Journal op-ed “[W]e strongly urge our colleagues in Congress to vote for trade-promotion authority." The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with America’s friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But ... more

  • Press Release

    IRS Diverts Funding Away from Customer Service, Says New Report

    Apr 22, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, the Ways and Means Committee released a new report on the IRS’s exceedingly poor customer service during the 2015 tax-filing season. Despite the IRS’s claim that its lackluster performance was due to budget cuts, the committee has found extensive evidence that the IRS deliberately cut funding for customer service that was fully under its control “These findings are deeply troub... more

  • Opening Statements

    Roskam Opening Statement: Hearing on 2015 Tax Filing Season

    Apr 22, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the 2015 tax filing season and general operations at the Internal Revenue Service. "Welcome to the Oversight Subcommittee's third hearing of the 114th Congress. Today we will review the 2015 tax return filing season and general operations at the Inter... more

  • Press Release

    Ryan Hits the Airwaves to Make the Case for TPA

    Apr 22, 2015-- WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) took to the airwaves to make the case for trade promotion authority, speaking with several news outlets over the past 24 hours. Speaking with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on On the Record, Chairman Ryan said: "The rest of the world is going around getting trade agreements and the U.S. is losing. There is a race right now to wri... more

 

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