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Highlights of W&M Members’ Conversations with Americans About Our Better Way Agenda

September 06, 2016 — Blog

Today, House Republicans are returning to Washington from their districts to continue advancing solutions to our nation's biggest challenges. Throughout August, Ways and Means Members spoke directly to people across their communities about our Better Way agenda to reform our broken tax code, improve our healthcare system, and help lift people out of poverty. Here are some highlights of ...

Chairman Brady Lays out Vision for Ways and Means Committee

November 18, 2015 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following remarks today laying out his vision for the committee as it looks to advance Speaker Ryan’s pro-growth agenda throughout the rest of the 114th Congress. "Let me start by saying it is truly an honor to chair this committee.  And it is even more of an honor to be passed the gavel ...

Chairman Boustany: Better Coordinating Welfare Programs to Serve Families in Need

November 03, 2015 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on better coordinating welfare programs to serve families in need. "Good morning. This hearing is the latest in our series on moving America’s families forward. "In prior hearings we ...

Reasons for Reform: Ensuring All Americans Have an Equal Chance at Success

October 22, 2015 — Blog

The American idea: the notion that the condition of your birth doesn’t determine the outcome of your life. The notion that—with hard work, determination, and initiative—every American should have an equal chance at independence and success. Unfortunately, our current welfare system is painting a drastically different picture for ...

Reasons for Reform: Helping People Escape Poverty

October 15, 2015 — Blog

Last week, Ways and Means launched a new series highlighting the many different reasons for welfare reform, and why now is the time to get started. Need a refresher? Think over 46 million Americans living in poverty. And though billions of taxpayer dollars are spent annually on our welfare system, ...

Reasons for Reform: Improving Opportunity in America

October 08, 2015 — Blog

Here’s an idea: welfare reform. Though a rewrite of our welfare system is an ambitious goal, too many Americans are trapped in poverty without the opportunity they deserve. So it’s time we do something about it. Right now, dozens of programs spend billions of taxpayer dollars every year to help those who need it most. But they aren’t delivering the results we need. Our system doesn’t ...