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How Our Economy Changed for the Better After Tax Reform: More Jobs, Bigger Paychecks, Faster Growth

October 30, 2018 — Blog

Tax reform has boosted America's economy. Before President Trump signed last year's tax overhaul, economic projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts had GDP growth pegged at around 2%. Last Friday, it was announced that America’s economy grew 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018 – putting this year's growth rate at 3% year over year. This is an exciting ...

Brady Calls for Serious WTO Reform

October 25, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. -- Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement laying out serious reforms the World Trade Organization (WTO) should consider as trade representatives from multiple countries are set to meet in Ottawa, Canada: “I support President Trump’s actions to insist that other WTO ...

Brady, Walden Statement on Administration’s Medicare Drug Pricing Proposals

October 25, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement following President Donald Trump’s speech on drug pricing: “There’s no question that Americans pay too much for their health care, including the cost ...

Brady Statement on the Next Phase of Tax Cuts

October 23, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s commitment to continue offering further tax relief to middle-class families while growing our economy: “Building on the economic success of Republican tax cuts, which the House recently ...

Brady Statement on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Staff Director Emily Murry’s Departure from the Committee

October 19, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced today Health Subcommittee Staff Director Emily Murry will be departing the Committee staff. Upon making this announcement, Chairman Brady released the following statement: “For over a decade, Emily has served the people’s House with distinction. Emily ...

Brady Statement on Proposed Opportunity Zones Regulations

October 19, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Treasury Department released proposed regulations concerning “Opportunity Zones,” a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “The new Opportunity Zone provision is an important part of tax reform, ...

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 19, 2018 — Blog

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a tradition with roots tracing back to 1945. The Committee on Ways and Means is proud to be a leader in addressing the barriers that can keep individuals with disabilities from returning to the workforce.  But significant challenges remain.  For example, while about 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries ...