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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 ...

W&M Works to Keep America the Leader in Digital Trade

July 13, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), held a hearing to discuss the importance of breaking down barriers to digital trade, giving U.S. companies and their employees the ability to compete and succeed around the world. Digital trade allows U.S. companies to sell digital products and to expand their sales of traditional products and services in the ...

Ways and Means Stands Up for Most Vulnerable Patients

July 12, 2016 — Blog

Tomorrow, the Committee will vote to advance two bipartisan bills that will help improve the quality of health care for some of the nation's most vulnerable patients. The Committee will first consider legislation to increase choices and expand access to quality care for patients with ...

W&M Members Highlight the Rising Cost of Obamacare

July 12, 2016 — Blog

Today, the Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), held a hearing on the rising cost of health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act. Members and witnesses discussed how the law's top-down, one-size-fits-all mandates and regulations have driven up premiums and out-of-pocket costs while limiting access to the care patients need and deserve. As

Ways and Means Takes Action to Support Rural Hospitals & Hold IRS Accountable to Taxpayers

July 07, 2016 — Blog

Today the Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed two bills to protect Americans from Washington overreach. The Continuing Access to Hospitals Act of 2016 (H.R. 5613), authored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), will protect access to high-quality health care in rural communities by providing needed regulatory relief to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). As Rep. Jenkins ...