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Bipartisan Committee Leaders Announce Opioid Legislation Agreement

September 25, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan leaders from committees of jurisdiction in both the House and Senate today announced an agreement on sweeping legislation to combat the opioid crisis. In June, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act by a vote of 396-14. On September 17th, the Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of ...

Brady, Reichert Statements on KORUS Agreement

September 24, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) released the following statements regarding the agreement signed today by President Trump and South Korean President Moon to update the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Chairman Brady said: “I am pleased ...

Cutting Red Tape in Medicare to Help All Communities

September 24, 2018 — Blog

In pursuit of moving to a value-based, patient-centered, and highly coordinated health care system, the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), in July 2017 began the “Medicare Red Tape Relief Project.” Through this ...

Johnson Announces Hearing on the State of Social Security’s Information Technology

September 20, 2018 — Hearing Advisory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “The State of Social Security’s Information Technology,” on Thursday, September 27 at 11:00 AM in room 2020 of the Rayburn House Office Building. At the hearing, Members will discuss the ...

Brady Calls on IRS to Update Virtual Currencies Guidance

September 19, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) led a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calling on the agency to issue more robust guidance for taxpayers regarding virtual currencies. This letter follows a

What They’re Saying: Support Grows for Tax Reform 2.0

September 19, 2018 — Blog

Last week the House Ways and Means Committee chaired by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) approved Tax Reform 2.0, a package of three bills that will lock in the individual and small business tax cuts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, help families save more and earlier for retirement, and spur innovation here in America ...

Jenkins Announces Hearing on IRS Taxpayer Authentication: Strengthening Security While Ensuring Access

September 19, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) announced that the Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “IRS Taxpayer Authentication: Strengthening Security While Ensuring Access,” on Wednesday, September 26th, at 10:45 A.M. in 2020 Rayburn House Office Building. This hearing ...

Brady Statement on Senate Passage of Opioid Legislation, STOP Act

September 17, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the Senate passed, by a vote of 99 – 1, H.R. 6, a package of bills aimed at tackling the opioid crisis. Included in H.R. 6 is the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, legislation to help prevent the shipment of ...