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Roskam Leads Roundtable with Physicians, Identifying Areas to Cut Red Tape in Medicare Program

June 15, 2018 — Blog

The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), this week held a roundtable discussion focused on how policymakers can work to remove unnecessary burdens in the Medicare program. The goal of these roundtables is to help foster a health care system centered on offering patients quality and affordable value-based care focused on their needs, not Washington’s ...

ICYMI: More Proof that Tax Reform is Simplifying Your Taxes

June 14, 2018 — Blog

NOTE: "...many middle-income households could have an easier time filing their returns because of the nearly doubled standard deduction. Just 18 million filers will itemize their deductions for their 2018 taxes, down from 46.5 million in 2017, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Many who take the standard deduction still seek tax-preparation ...

Reforming Welfare and Expanding Opportunity for Low-income Families

June 08, 2018 — Blog

Two years ago this week, (pictured below) House Republicans released their plan to expand opportunity for America’s low-income families and reduce poverty in our country. As part of the Better Way agenda—that included passing historic tax reform last year— this plan focused on ...

Subcommittee Reviews Social Security’s Solvency

June 08, 2018 — Blog

The Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), held a hearing entitled “Examining Social Security’s Solvency Challenge: The Status of Social Security’s Trust Funds.” This hearing followed the release ...

WSJ Editorial Board: The GOP’s Welfare to Work Pitch

June 06, 2018 — Blog

Wall Street Journal The GOP’s Welfare to Work Pitch By WSJ Editorial Board June 5, 2018 The low U.S. labor force participation rate has several causes, but a major one is the disincentive to work created by government programs. The Republican Party’s growth wing ...