Press Releases

Brady Applauds Bipartisan Response to Opioid Epidemic

June 15, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. -- House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the House approved multiple bipartisan pieces of legislation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic: “The opioid epidemic reaches every community in the United States and requires an unprecedented response,” said ...

Brady Statement on USTR’s Chinese Imports Tariffs

June 15, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement regarding the announcement from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) of the Administration’s intent to levy tariffs against certain imports from China: “My message has been consistent: we need to hit our target, which is ...

Brady, Bishop, Reichert, Pascrell, Faso Applaud House Passage of STOP Act

June 14, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5788, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation to prevent the shipment of synthetic opioids into the United States through the international mail system. Upon passage, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI), Trade ...

Brady, Walden, Neal, Pallone Introduce H.R. 6 to Combat the Opioid Crisis

June 13, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following statement after introduction of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder ...

Chairman Jenkins Announces Hearing on IRS and DOJ Efforts to Return Taxpayers’ Seized Funds

June 13, 2018 — Hearing Advisory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) efforts to return taxpayer funds, which the IRS seized using its civil asset forfeiture authority.  The hearing is entitled “Update on IRS and DOJ ...

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 ...