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Roskam Leads Roundtable with Physicians, Identifying Areas to Cut Red Tape in Medicare Program

June 15, 2018 — Blog

The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), this week held a roundtable discussion focused on how policymakers can work to remove unnecessary burdens in the Medicare program. The goal of these roundtables is to help foster a health care system centered on offering patients quality and affordable value-based care focused on their needs, not Washington’s ...

Brady Applauds Bipartisan Response to Opioid Epidemic

June 15, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. -- House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the House approved multiple bipartisan pieces of legislation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic: “The opioid epidemic reaches every community in the United States and requires an unprecedented response,” said ...

Brady Statement on USTR’s Chinese Imports Tariffs

June 15, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement regarding the announcement from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) of the Administration’s intent to levy tariffs against certain imports from China: “My message has been consistent: we need to hit our target, which is ...

Brady, Bishop, Reichert, Pascrell, Faso Applaud House Passage of STOP Act

June 14, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5788, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation to prevent the shipment of synthetic opioids into the United States through the international mail system. Upon passage, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI), Trade ...

Brady Floor Remarks in Support of STOP Act

June 14, 2018 — Floor Statements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor today in support of legislation to stop the flow of illegal synthetic opioids through international mail: Remarks as prepared for delivery:  "Today there aren’t many who haven’t been ...

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 ...