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    Brady Applauds Passage of Medicare Payment Fix

    Mar 26, 2015-- WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives today voted to permanently fix the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. The bipartisan plan fixes the long-standing problem of how doctors get paid for treating the 53 million Americans who depend on Medicare. “Congress has averted a continuation of a national health-care crisis,” said Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Bra... more

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    Ryan Commends House Passage of Reforms to Strengthen Medicare

    Mar 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 statement: "This is a firm step toward patient-centered health care. After years of manufactured crises, this bill will give doctors the certainty they need and seniors the security they deserve. We have a lot more work to do to save Medicare, but thi... more

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    SecDef: Trade Enhances U.S. Security

    Mar 26, 2015-- Expanding and deepening trade relationships produces stronger national security. That was the message today from newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. And he's calling for a "full-court press" to advance American trade with other nations. Speaking at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington, Secretary Carter noted that "by underwriting and accelerating economic growth, n... more

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    Minority Business Leaders Call for Death Tax Repeal

    Mar 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 ... more

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    Paul Ryan Op-Ed: A Chance to Strengthen Medicare

    Mar 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 "su... more

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    Ryan Opening Statement: Markup of Bills to Reform the IRS and Repeal the Death Tax

    Mar 25, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the following opening statement during a markup of bills to reform the IRS and repeal the death tax. "So, we're marking up a lot of bills today. But the point we're trying to make here is this: The IRS works for the taxpayer, not the other way around. It's their job to make doing your taxes as easy as possible. And so the burde... more

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    Ryan Praises House GOP Budget

    Mar 25, 2015-- WASHINGTON — Upon passage of the House Republican budget for fiscal year 2016, Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement: "This is a budget to be proud of. Our plan would balance the budget in eight years, help create jobs, and strengthen our national security—all without raising taxes. We also call for Congress to fix our tax code by making it simpler, flatter, and... more

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