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#TBT: U.S. Economy Falls Below Its Own “Mendoza Line”

August 25, 2016 — Blog

Baseball fans from the 1970s probably remember the infamous “Mendoza line” — the line signifying light-hitting shortstop Mario Mendoza’s weak batting average of .200. Players and fans knew that if a batting average fell below the Mendoza line, it was a really bad year.

How House Republicans’ Health Care Plan Helps Middle Class Families

August 25, 2016 — Blog

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law over six years ago, we’ve seen the cost of insurance skyrocket as quality and health care options continue to decline. And middle class families are being hurt the most by the law’s clear failures.   The average premium for families enrolled in ...

Welfare Reform at 20: A Better Way Forward

August 19, 2016 — Blog

This week, in advance of the the 20th anniversary of welfare reform, the Ways and Means Committee reviewed the law’s record of helping more low-income Americans escape poverty and climb the economic ladder. Today, it’s clear that reforming the nation’s cash welfare program has successfully 

In Their Own Words: Americans Share How Trade Gives Them A Competitive Edge

August 18, 2016 — Blog

When 95 percent of the world's customers live outside of the United States, America cannot afford to sit on the sidelines of trade. Done right and aggressively enforced, strong trade agreements give us the competitive edge we need to win around the world – growing American businesses, creating good-paying jobs here at home, and strengthening the economy of rural and urban America. As

Welfare Reform at 20: How We Continue TANF’s Success

August 17, 2016 — Blog

As the 20th anniversary of welfare reform approaches, the Ways and Means Committee is taking a look back so we can apply the same successful lessons to help more low-income Americans escape poverty and climb the economic ladder. Yesterday, we highlighted ...

Welfare Reform at 20: Where We Are Today

August 16, 2016 — Blog

As the 20th anniversary of welfare reform approaches, the Ways and Means Committee is taking a look back so we can apply the same successful lessons to help more low-income Americans escape poverty and climb the economic ladder.  As we highlighted 

Welfare Reform at 20: Where We Were in 1996

August 15, 2016 — Blog

Next Monday, August 22, 2016, marks the 20th anniversary of welfare reform — when Republicans in Congress passed landmark legislation that reshaped one of the nation’s biggest anti-poverty programs. This week, in advance of the anniversary, the Ways and Means Committee is taking a look back so we can apply the same ...

How House Republicans’ Health Care Plan Helps America’s Seniors

August 11, 2016 — Blog

In 1965 Congress created the Medicare program to ensure all Americans over 65 had access to health care. Today, more than 57 million Americans rely on this important program. And millions more are counting on the benefits Medicare provides in the future.  Unfortunately, the program faces serious challenges. Beneficiaries ...