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NOW LAW: Johnson, Larson Bill to Strengthen Social Security’s Representative Payee Program

April 13, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (H.R. 4547). Introduced by Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ranking Member John Larson (D-CT), this bipartisan legislation will modernize the representative payee program so that it will ...

Committee Continues Efforts to Cut Red Tape in Medicare Program

April 13, 2018 — Blog

This week, the House Ways and Means Committee held a roundtable discussion with hospital leaders to identify ways lawmakers can provide regulatory relief in the Medicare program. This roundtable follows the Committee’s ongoing work to identify with key stakeholders in the health care industry how we can remove regulatory burdens to further improve care for patients.

Brady Statement on Announcement of President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security

April 13, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Andrew M. Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security:  “After nearly five and a half years without a Senate-confirmed Commissioner, I am pleased to see ...

Brady Statement on Balanced Budget Amendment

April 12, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the House failed to approve H.J.Res.2 – Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

What Tax Administration Watchdogs Are Saying about Legislation to Redesign IRS

April 12, 2018 — Blog

This week the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed a package of nine bills that will redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), enhance customer service, improve the IRS’s vastly outdated IT infrastructure, and modernize the appeals process. Tax administration watchdogs, small business lenders, and conservative leaders all agree that these bills will put the taxpayer first. ...

Boldest Step in 20 Years to Redesign IRS

April 12, 2018 — Blog

Yesterday, the House Committee on Ways and Means unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that will dramatically refocus the IRS back to its “taxpayer first” mission. Everyone knows the IRS needs top to bottom reform.  From absurd wait times when calling the IRS, to property seizure abuse, this is an agency that desperately needs to be reined in to actually serve American taxpayers. The ...

Chairman Brady, Speaker Ryan Statements on Ways and Means Staff Director David Stewart’s Departure from the Committee

April 12, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced today Staff Director David Stewart will be departing the Committee staff. Upon making this announcement, Chairman Brady released the following statement: “David has been an invaluable source of strategic counsel and advice, not just to my chairmanship, but ...