Feb 12, 2015 Blog
Ways and Means Republicans today unanimously opposed an amendment to pay for their legislation to expand 529 college savings accounts by limiting their use only to families that earn less than $3,000,000 a year. Yes, that’s six zeros.
Over the past decade, currency manipulation by foreign governments has resulted in an increase in unfairly traded imports into the United States and has made it more difficult for U.S. exporters to compete in foreign markets. The practice has cost U.S. workers between one million and five million jobs. We need strong and enforceable disciplines in TPP to help prevent that from happening.
Feb 6, 2015 Blog
Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, House Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, and Senator Richard Burr sent out a press release announcing their party’s “plan” to replace the Affordable Care Act. New? Hardly. They even used the exact same press release they sent a year ago. Not to mention, there’s still no bill.
Feb 3, 2015 Blog
You could be forgiven for having overlooked a Politico story on Friday that reported that Republican leaders have put together a working group to replace the ACA. Had you read it, however, you might have asked yourself: Seriously, haven’t we heard this before?
Jan 14, 2015 Blog
A week after House Republicans passed a rule that could force a 20% cut in Social Security benefits for 11 million disabled workers and their families, Sen. Rand Paul today joined the GOP attack against Americans who receive Social Security Disability Insurance, trivializing the severity of their conditions and falsely implying that it is easy to qualify.
Jan 12, 2015 Blog
Republicans are changing the rules of congressional scorekeeping by requiring CBO and JCT to incorporate “dynamic scoring” into their official estimates of major legislation. They’ve returned to voodoo economics so they can have it both ways – cut taxes and pretend not to increase the deficit.