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Sam Johnson Celebrates 88th Birthday

October 11, 2018 — Blog

88 years ago, the price of a loaf of bread was 9 cents, two brothers created the first car radio that they called a “motorized Victrola” (later shortened to Motorola), and the Hollywood classic, All Quiet on the Western Front, was released. Most importantly, however, distinguished Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman and American war hero, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), ...

Closing the “Jobs Gap” in America

October 10, 2018 — Blog

It’s a great time to find a job in America.  With the help of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our economy is finally firing on all cylinders. Since Republicans overhauled our broken tax code last December, 1.8 million jobs have been created.

ICYMI: Subcommittee Examines Social Security’s IT

October 02, 2018 — Blog

Last week, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, chaired by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), held a hearing entitled “The State of Social Security’s Information Technology.” This hearing was a chance for the Subcommittee to examine the information technology (IT) ...

Chairman Johnson, American Hero, Gavels Final Hearing as Subcommittee Chair

September 27, 2018 — Blog

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), the longtime Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security who is retiring at the end of the 115th Congress, today chaired his last Subcommittee hearing. Chairman Johnson gaveled in the hearing in Rayburn 2020, a hearing room that in 2016 was renamed by the House of Representatives as the “Sam Johnson Room”, in an event attended by Speaker ...

Strengthening Online Security While Ensuring Taxpayer Access

September 27, 2018 — Blog

The Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), held a hearing yesterday entitled the “IRS Taxpayer Authentication: Strengthening Security While Ensuring Access.” This hearing focused on how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifies the ...

Cutting Red Tape in Medicare to Help All Communities

September 24, 2018 — Blog

In pursuit of moving to a value-based, patient-centered, and highly coordinated health care system, the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), in July 2017 began the “Medicare Red Tape Relief Project.” Through this ...