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Roskam, Health Subcommittee Continue Work to Cut Red Tape, Improve Patient Care

May 22, 2018 — Blog

The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), today held its third roundtable discussion focused on how Congress and the Administration can take steps to cut red tape in the Medicare program to better serve patients. This roundtable was a chance for lawmakers to talk with advocates and post-acute care medical professionals – including representatives from ...

Markup of the JOBS for Success Act

May 21, 2018 — Markup

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM   The Committee will consider the following: Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (

ICYMI: W&M Advances Bills to Combat Opioid Crisis

May 18, 2018 — Blog

The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), approved multiple bills this week to combat the opioid crisis. These important measures will now advance to the full House of Representatives for consideration. Over 60 percent of drug overdoses involve an opioid. Overdose deaths from opioids, including prescription opioids, have increased fivefold since 1999. More than 42 ...

Johnson, Larson Applaud Relief from Court Requirements

May 18, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma announced its decision to grant the Social Security Administration (SSA) partial relief from the 1984 Jordan v. Schweiker decision requiring all representative payees to submit an annual accounting form. This decision allows the SSA to move forward implementing a key ...

Brady Statement on Continued NAFTA Negotiations

May 18, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement on continued NAFTA negotiations: "It's important that the United States, Canada, and Mexico stay at the table to negotiate a new and modernized NAFTA that grows U.S. jobs and helps us sell more 'Made in America' ...

W&M Introduces Welfare Reform Legislation: JOBS for Success Act

May 17, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the “Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act” (H.R. 5861).   Upon release of the JOBS for Success Act, Chairman Brady said: “Thanks ...

Subcommittee Examines Future of the Social Security Number

May 17, 2018 — Blog

The Social Security Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), held a hearing entitled “Securing Americans’ Identities: The Future of the Social Security Number.” The Social Security Administration (SSA) originally created the Social Security number ...