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U.S. Agriculture Groups Support TPA

February 26, 2015 — Blog

Farmers and ranchers are rallying behind the bipartisan effort to pass trade promotion authority. Foreign demand for U.S. agriculture products is rapidly increasing, but our exports are hitting trade barriers. Passage of TPA would ensure high-standard trade agreements tear down these barriers and increase export opportunities for U.S. ...

529s Promote a ‘Culture of Saving’

February 19, 2015 — Blog

Next week, the House of Representatives will take up Rep. Lynn Jenkins's (R-KS) bill to strengthen and expand the use of 529 college savings plans. And two recent articles make a key point in their favor: 529s ...

Ryan Delegation Meets with Daughter of Jailed Malaysian Opposition Leader

February 18, 2015 — Blog

While in Malaysia to discuss ongoing trade negotiations, members of a congressional delegation led by Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) held a meeting with Nurul Izzah, the daughter of Anwar Ibrahim, who was controversially imprisoned last week. Anwar, the Malaysian opposition leader, was jailed after a government appeal overturned an original ruling that found him not ...

Currency Manipulation: Finding the Right Solution

February 12, 2015 — Blog

There is great unease today about currency manipulation abroad—and rightfully so. Some countries—particularly China—have distorted exchange rates to gain an advantage in the world market, hurting American exports by making their goods cheaper and ours more expensive.It’s a legitimate problem that deserves a ...

Bringing Tax Certainty for Families and Small Business

February 04, 2015 — Blog

"We need to fix our tax code—for everybody." That was the message from House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday. And today, the committee is turning words into action by moving forward on bills to provide tax certainty for those too often forgotten about in tax policy: Everyday Americans and small ...

To Solve Social Security Challenge, Obama Administration Has to Admit it Exists

February 03, 2015 — Blog

At today's Ways and Means hearing, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) that the Social Security trust fund is "in stronger shape now" than when President Obama took office.Really, Mr. Secretary? No matter how you look at it, Social Security has only gotten weaker. Every year, the program’s trustees figure out ...