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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 ...

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 ...