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A Growing Economy for Our Nation’s Veterans

November 12, 2018 — Blog

On Veteran’s Day Weekend, we recognize more than 20 million Americans who have selflessly served our country. Unfortunately, over the past decade it’s been hard for many of these brave men and women to find work. America’s slow economic growth meant many veterans have returned home to find Main Street businesses struggling to ...

How Our Economy Changed for the Better After Tax Reform: More Jobs, Bigger Paychecks, Faster Growth

October 30, 2018 — Blog

Tax reform has boosted America's economy. Before President Trump signed last year's tax overhaul, economic projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts had GDP growth pegged at around 2%. Last Friday, it was announced that America’s economy grew 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018 – putting this year's growth rate at 3% year over year. This is an exciting ...

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 19, 2018 — Blog

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a tradition with roots tracing back to 1945. The Committee on Ways and Means is proud to be a leader in addressing the barriers that can keep individuals with disabilities from returning to the workforce.  But significant challenges remain.  For example, while about 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries ...

What They’re Saying: Support for Bold Welfare Reform

October 15, 2018 — Blog

With the number of job openings remaining at a high of 6.9 million, the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (H.R. 5861) is more important than ever. This bill, led by Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE), refocuses ...