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  • Ryan on C-SPAN: Trade Agreements Result in ‘More Economic Growth, More Job Creation, and Better Wages’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Trade

    WASHINGTON — In an interview with C-SPAN, Wisconsin’s First District Congressman and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan made the case for Congress passing trade promotion authority explaining how it empowers the legislative branch in trade agreements. Ryan also argued that the U.S. must provide a counterweight to China and take the lead in writing the rules of the global economy. Audio of the interview is available here. Excerpts of Chairman Ryan’s responses follow. 150 Guidelines in TPA Gi... Read more

  • Chairman Roskam Statement on IRS and DOJ Decision to Return Wrongfully Seized Bank Account to NC Business Owner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) returned the wrongfully seized $107,000 bank account of North Carolina business owner Lyndon McLellan, which was taken without any suspicion of illicit activity. "What the IRS and Justice Department did to Lyndon McLellan is unfortunately not unique. The law provides the government tools to st... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Senate Movement of Trade Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Trade

    WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the Senate passed its versions of the Trade Preferences Act and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act as well as achieved cloture on a package that includes the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA). "A robust trade agenda is critical to a healthy economy and strong American leadership in the world. That's why I'm pleased that the Senate has bee... Read more

  • Ryan on Fox News: ‘It’s about Jobs. It’s about America Leading.’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Trade

    WASHINGTON — This morning, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke to Fox & Friends about the importance of Congress coming together to move forward on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, so that we can get new trade agreements that will open up new markets for our products and create good-paying jobs right here in America. When asked about Senate leaders striking a new deal to move forward with TPA legislation, Ryan said: “Well the Democrats obviously dealt [the president... Read more

  • Ryan on CNBC: America's 'Credibility Is at Stake'
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Trade

    WASHINGTON — This morning, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan spoke with CNBC’s Squawk Box on why Congress needs to come together and pass trade promotion authority legislation. Excerpts from his remarks follow. “I can't imagine the Democrats are going to deal the leader of their party, the President, this kind of defeat, and I think we'll get through this. There have been through these kinds of snafus fairly often in the Senate. They have these kinds of votes fairly often. . . . But Democ... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on TPA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Trade

    WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of bipartisan trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. "With TPA, we have the opportunity for a significant bipartisan achievement to grow the economy and reassert American leadership in the world. I hope my Democratic colleagues who support trade will reconsider their approach and allow the Senate to act. With so much at stake, we must continue to... Read more

  • House Passes Bills to Protect Public Safety Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 606, the Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act, introduced by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), and H.R. 2146, the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, introduced by Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA). Upon passage, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement. "Every day, law-enforcement officers put themselves in harm’s way to keep the American people safe. Sometimes, they even pay the ulti... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on April Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Resources, Full Committee

    WASHINGTON — Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement in response to the April jobs report. "I’m glad to see more Americans found jobs and their paychecks grew last month. But there are still more than 8 million people looking for work, and there’s a lot we need to do to turn one strong hiring month into consistent, robust job creation. That’s why the Ways and Means Committee is pursuing reforms to open up markets to American job creators a... Read more

  • New Report: IRS Ignored Employee Misconduct, Tax Violations Over Ten Year Period
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    WASHINGTON — Today, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) highlighted a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) that discovered over a ten-year period, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) repeatedly retained employees who willfully violated tax law and were guilty of other instances of misconduct. In response to these findings, Chairman Roskam released the following statement. “Earlier this year, we learned the IRS rehired ... Read more

  • To read the deal, we need TPA.
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Trade

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