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Brady: President Biden’s call for unity has been an absolute fraud

March 11, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--In response to President Biden's national address, Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement: “It's time to call it: President Biden’s call for unity has been an absolute fraud. “Despite the success of five previous bipartisan bills totaling $3.5 trillion, Democrats hijacked relief efforts and rejected GOP efforts in this bill to ...

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, ...

5 Key Takeaways from the February 2021 Jobs Report

March 09, 2021 — Blog

The February Jobs Report showed that the economy is recovering, and prioritizing vaccines for workers would go a long way. According to the report: We’re still coming up short on jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 6.2 percent. Unemployment rates for women, minorities, and the nation overall were much lower prior to the pandemic. Further ...

Brady: Tepid Jobs Report Demands We Focus on Jobs, Vaccines

March 05, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--February's tepid jobs report showing little change from the previous month is exactly why we should focus on jobs and vaccine distribution, says Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means in a statement. “Today’s jobs report shows little change from last month. We’re 10 million jobs short of where we need to be, and labor ...

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 ...

REPORT: Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

March 02, 2021 — Blog

A new report from the Associated Press shows that "fraud is fleecing taxpayers, delaying legitimate payments and turning thousands of Americans into unwitting identity theft victims. Many states have failed to adequately safeguard their systems, and a review by The Associated Press finds that some will not even publicly acknowledge the extent of the problem." Yet Democrats provided no protections ...

If CBO is Right, Democrats Should Prioritize Jobs and Crushing Covid

February 25, 2021 — Blog

The Takeaway: President Biden and congressional Democrats should prioritize our economic recovery by focusing on helping workers and families get back to work and crushing the virus. The “stronger” than expected projections in CBO’s latest report show we can do both—otherwise those groups who are historically at an economic disadvantage will fall behind. Key ...

Bipartisan W&M Committee Leaders Ask IRS to Assist Victims of Identity Theft

February 24, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC—House Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Oversight Subcommittee Republican Leader Mike Kelly (R-PA), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Republican Leader Jackie Walorski (R-IN), and Worker and Family Support ...