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Ways & Means Republicans: Advancing the People’s Priorities

August 09, 2016 — Blog

At the start of 2016, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) laid out an ambitious, pro-growth agenda that included: Tax reforms to boost investment and job creation; Welfare reforms to help more people join the workforce and achieve the American ...

How House Republicans’ Health Care Plan Improves the Lives of Young Americans

August 04, 2016 — Blog

The Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as Obamacare) was based in part on the premise that the more young and healthy Americans purchase insurance through the Obamacare exchanges, the more affordable health insurance would become for everyone. That's because individuals ages 18 to 34 typically have fewer health care needs, are less expensive to insure, and ...

A #BetterWay Forward on Tax Reform: Historic Firsts for Historic American Growth

August 02, 2016 — Blog

The opportunity to achieve comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform comes just once in a generation. House Republicans believe we now have a historic opportunity to reform our broken tax code and improve the lives of all Americans. In June, we unveiled our tax reform Blueprint – a bold vision for a 21st century tax code that will strengthen our economy for the long term. We are committed to ...

5 Ways the ‘Freedom to Trade’ Helps Americans

July 26, 2016 — Blog

A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal confirms that a majority of Americans support free trade. The poll reports: "55 percent of voters agree with the statement that free trade with foreign countries is good for America, because it opens ...

Protecting Taxpayers from a Lawless Administration

July 21, 2016 — Blog

President Obama’s time in office has been marked by unprecedented executive overreach. Over the last seven years, Administration officials have gone to new lengths — circumventing Congress, disregarding the Constitution, and breaking the law — to impose a Washington-knows-best agenda on the American people. Specifically, the Administration has:

White House Growth Projections Just Got Even Worse

July 18, 2016 — Blog

In one of its signature Friday news dumps, the White House last week cut its projections of U.S. economic growth over the coming decade. The new economic forecast, published in the White House budget office’s “FY2017 Mid-Session Review,” makes clear that the slow-growth status quo is here to ...

W&M Members: Social Security Must Modernize its IT Infrastructure to Protect the American People

July 14, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), held a hearing to discuss the Social Security Administration's (SSA) aging information technology (IT) infrastructure and examine the agency's plan to update its infrastructure moving forward. After the SSA spent hundreds of millions of dollars with little to show for it on a single IT project, known ...

Thank You

July 14, 2016 — Blog

When House Republicans proposed our new, pro-growth Blueprint for comprehensive tax reform to the American people, Chairman Brady said: “If you want more local jobs, speak up. If you want a simple fair postcard, speak up. If you want to stop fearing the IRS, speak up. And, like us, if you want America to be the strongest economy on earth ...

W&M Advances Health, Tax, and Social Security Proposals

July 13, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Committee continued its effort to advance commonsense solutions, approving four bills that will deliver real results for the American people: The Committee unanimously passed the ESRD Choice Act (H.R. 5659), authored by Reps. Jason Smith (R-MO) and ...