Press Releases

W&M Asks Facebook for More Information on Policy of Collecting SSNs for Political Advertisers

June 13, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ranking Member John Larson (D-CT) led 18 of their Committee colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding Facebook’s new policy of collecting the last four digits of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for those who seek to ...

House, Senate Release Agreement on the STOP Act

June 08, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House and Senate released the new bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, legislation to help prevent the shipment of synthetic opioids into the United States through the international mail system. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Rep. Mike Bishop ...

Brady Statement Following Bipartisan Meeting with Ambassador Lighthizer

June 07, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the Ways & Means Committee met on a bipartisan basis with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to discuss recent trade developments: “We had a good dialogue with Ambassador Lighthizer about the ...

Brady Statement on Tax Reform and Social Security

June 06, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement on tax reform’s implications on Social Security: “The Social Security Trustees Report used an outdated economic forecast—creating the mistaken impression that we have weaker growth outlook in 2018 than we did last year. By any ...

Chairmen Brady, Johnson, Roskam Respond to the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

June 05, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports on the financial health of these important programs. This year’s reports found that: The Medicare hospital program will not be able to pay full benefits in 2026. Social Security’s combined Trust Funds will not be able to pay full ...

Brady Statement on May 2018 Jobs Report

June 01, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s May 2018 jobs report: “This is a good report that reflects Republicans’ goals for tax reform: more jobs and higher wages. In addition to solid jobs gains, the big boost to ...

Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on Examining Social Security’s Solvency Challenge: The Status of Social Security’s Trust Funds

May 31, 2018 — Hearing Advisory

WASHINGTON, D. C. – House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Examining Social Security’s Solvency Challenge: The Status of Social Security’s Trust Funds.” The hearing will focus on the findings of the 2018 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal ...

Brady Statement on Administration’s Action on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

May 31, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the Administration’s announcement imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union: “These tariffs are hitting the wrong target. When it comes to unfairly traded steel and ...