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#TBT: Good News for Team USA

September 29, 2016 — Blog

Team USA Olympians and Paralympians are visiting Washington today to celebrate their success at the 2016 Rio Games. The two teams, who earned a combined 236 medals this year, will be greeted with some good news: Congress is working to make sure athletes do not face a tax bill for their success.

W&M Digs Deeper Into Medicare Fraud

September 28, 2016 — Blog

Today the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), held a hearing focusing on the rampant fraud in the Medicare program and how the federal government identifies, investigates, and prosecutes fraud within the health care system more broadly. Because Medicare is large and ...

W&M Holds Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Accountable for Enforcing Trade Laws, Facilitating Legitimate Trade

September 27, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), held a hearing on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement of U.S. trade laws and trade agreements. Members specifically focused on the agency’s implementation of the Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act—or “the Customs bill”—which was signed into law earlier this ...

W&M Advances 4 Commonsense Tax Bills 

September 21, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Committee approved four tax bills to address three challenges facing the American people: energy production, student loans, and access to water. As Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said: “Today we are continuing our work to advance the people’s priorities through an open, inclusive legislative process…  “Our ...

TONIGHT: W&M Bills on the House Floor

September 20, 2016 — Blog

Tonight, the House will vote on eight bills from the Ways and Means Committee to solve a range of challenges facing the American people. The bills will improve the lives of workers and job creators, support our Olympians and Paralympians, expand access to quality health care, and strengthen trade rules to prevent trafficking in cultural property that could fund ...

W&M Passes Four Commonsense Bills Out of Committee

September 14, 2016 — Blog

The Ways and Means Committee today unanimously approved four bills that will improve the lives of workers and job creators, support our Olympians and Paralympians, and strengthen trade rules to prevent trafficking in cultural property that could fund terrorist ...

Ways and Means Explores Ways to Reduce College Costs, Help More Americans Pursue an Education

September 13, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), held a hearing to explore why college costs continue to soar and how some colleges and universities are using their tax-exempt status to fulfill their charitable missions and help more Americans achieve the dream of a higher education. As Chairman Roskam said at the start of the hearing: “When I go home ...