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ICYMI: More Proof that Tax Reform is Simplifying Your Taxes

June 14, 2018 — Blog

NOTE: "...many middle-income households could have an easier time filing their returns because of the nearly doubled standard deduction. Just 18 million filers will itemize their deductions for their 2018 taxes, down from 46.5 million in 2017, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Many who take the standard deduction still seek tax-preparation ...

Brady, Walden, Neal, Pallone Introduce H.R. 6 to Combat the Opioid Crisis

June 13, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following statement after introduction of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder ...

Chairman Jenkins Announces Hearing on IRS and DOJ Efforts to Return Taxpayers’ Seized Funds

June 13, 2018 — Hearing Advisory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) efforts to return taxpayer funds, which the IRS seized using its civil asset forfeiture authority.  The hearing is entitled “Update on IRS and DOJ ...

W&M Asks Facebook for More Information on Policy of Collecting SSNs for Political Advertisers

June 13, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ranking Member John Larson (D-CT) led 18 of their Committee colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding Facebook’s new policy of collecting the last four digits of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for those who seek to ...

House, Senate Release Agreement on the STOP Act

June 08, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House and Senate released the new bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, legislation to help prevent the shipment of synthetic opioids into the United States through the international mail system. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Rep. Mike Bishop ...

Reforming Welfare and Expanding Opportunity for Low-income Families

June 08, 2018 — Blog

Two years ago this week, (pictured below) House Republicans released their plan to expand opportunity for America’s low-income families and reduce poverty in our country. As part of the Better Way agenda—that included passing historic tax reform last year— this plan focused on ...

Subcommittee Reviews Social Security’s Solvency

June 08, 2018 — Blog

The Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), held a hearing entitled “Examining Social Security’s Solvency Challenge: The Status of Social Security’s Trust Funds.” This hearing followed the release ...