Press Releases

Brady & Tiberi Encouraged by CMS Proposal to Strengthen Medicare Advantage & Part D Programs

February 02, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) issued the following statements after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released its annual 60-day advance notice and draft Call Letter proposing new rates and policies for Medicare Advantage and Part D programs:

Johnson and Buchanan Announce Joint Hearing on Social Security’s Representative Payee Program

January 31, 2017 — Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) today announced that the Subcommittees will hold a two-part joint hearing series on Social Security’s representative payee program, which helps certain individuals manage their benefits if the Social Security Administration ...

Brady Statement on 4th Quarter GDP Report

January 27, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2016. “Today’s GDP report rounds out another year of disappointingly slow economic growth. As a result ...

Chairman Brady Delivers Remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

January 24, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today delivered a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In his speech, the Chairman discussed the Committee’s pro-growth agenda in 2017 for tax reform, health care, and trade. Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Thank you, Tom, for ...

Brady, Reichert Statements on President Trump’s Executive Action to Withdraw from TPP

January 23, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) today released the following statements after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Upon the President signing the executive order, Chairman Brady said:

NEW REPORT: Nonpartisan Government Watchdog Cautions CMS to Halt Phase-In of Encounter Data Program to Ensure Proper Medicare Advantage Payments

January 19, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report highlighting the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) insufficient progress implementing the encounter data system, a critical component of administering proper Medicare Advantage payments. The report reveals that, ...

Buchanan Announces Hearing on the Effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate

January 17, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) today announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the Effectiveness of the Individual Mandate under the Affordable Care Act” on Tuesday, January 24, at 2:00 PM in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. The hearing will ...

Brady Statement on House Passage of Resolution to Begin Obamacare Repeal

January 13, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement after the House voted to pass a resolution that begins the process of repealing Obamacare.  “Today, the House took a critical first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act and delivering relief to the ...