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Opening Statements

Rep. Nunes: Telehealth Is Key to the Future of Americans Health Care

April 28, 2021 — Health

WASHINGTON – Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Republican leader of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Committee on Ways and Means, today kicked off a subcommittee hearing on telehealth, which serves as a critical lifeline for millions of American patients. Key Takeaways: American families deserve to keep the greater access and choice in health care they relied on ...

During Tax Oversight Panel, Kelly Warns of Millions of Americans Waiting on Refunds, EIPs, and Employee Retention Credits

March 18, 2021 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Millions of Americans are still waiting for the IRS to process their 2019 tax returns, missing stimulus checks, and other program benefits because of the pandemic. Now, the Democrats' $1.9 trillion spending package has placed an even bigger burden on the agency as we enter the 2021 tax filing season. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), the top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee's Oversight ...

Rep. Smith: Reopening the Economy Key to Helping States & Funding Infrastructure

March 12, 2021 — Blog

Democrats Should Hold Second Hearing Where Rural Communities Can Be Heard Our priority needs to be helping workers reconnect to employees as our economy reopens, argued Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures for Ways and Means, at a recent hearing on “Tax Tools to Help Local ...

Walorski: Fighting Poverty Should Focus on Programs that Work

March 10, 2021 — Blog

Americans in poverty and looking for a step up are relying on policymakers to invest in programs that work, according to Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Republican Leader Jackie Walorski (R-IN) during a hearing on Health Profession Opportunity Grants (or HPOGs). These grants provide funding for training and supportive services to low-income individuals so they can succeed in the workforce, ...

Rep. Buchanan: First Priority for Workers is Job-Creating Policies; TAA Reforms Needed

March 04, 2021 — Blog

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Trade for the House Committee on Ways and Means, kicked off Thursday's hearing on Trade Adjustment Assistance making several major points: Rep. Buchanan expressed disappointment that Congress allowed key programs to lapse at the end of last year. "Whereas TAA helps address problems when workers lose their jobs, GSP ...

Rep. Nunes at Vaccine Hearing: Four Priorities to Build on Warp Speed Success

February 26, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Health for the Committee on Ways and Means, highlighted the remarkable success of the Trump Administration-led initiative to accelerate and facilitate the aggressive development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines during Friday's hearing on "

Brady Introduces U.S. Trade Rep-Nominee Katherine Tai at Senate Hearing

February 25, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) introduced Katherine Tai, a longtime trade counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means, as the nominee for U.S. Trade Representative before the Senate Committee on Finance. His remarks, paired with Ways and Means Chairman Richie Neal (D-MA), emphasized bipartisan support for Tai's nomination based on her qualifications and the ...