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Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce Members Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Strengthen Medicare Advantage Program
May 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — Today, members on both sides of the aisle of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced four bills to improve the Medicare Advantage (MA) program for seniors. The four bipartisan bills are: H.R. 2506, the Seniors’ Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015, introduced by Ways and Means members Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Energy and Commerce member Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), would delay the authority to t... More
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Republicans Act to Protect the Safety Net from Abuse
May 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — This week, Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced a series of bills to strengthen the integrity of the unemployment insurance (UI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. SSI provides monthly checks to low-income disabled and elderly individuals. Like the UI program, it wastes billions of taxpayer dollars in improper payments. These payments occur when taxpayer funds go to the wrong recipient, in the wrong amount, without proper documentation, o... More
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House Passes Permanent R&D Tax Credit
May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015, legislation introduced by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) to make permanent the research and development tax credit. On passage, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement. "The R&D tax credit promotes innovation in our country by rewarding people for investing in our future. But passing one-year extensions only creates uncertainty in our econo... More
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Roskam Opening Statement: The Use of Administrative Actions in ACA Implementation
May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the use of administrative actions in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. "Good morning and welcome to our hearing. Today we’re going to look at 'administrative actions'—that is—unilateral actions by the President and the Executive Branch as they implement and administer the President’s healthcare law. "The question we examine today is: If... More
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Ryan Applauds Committee Approval of Evidence-Based Policy Bill
May 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015, legislation he introduced earlier this year along with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). "We need to look at the evidence when we make policy because we need to know what works. This commission will start to create a culture of success in our government by putting the focus ... More
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