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Chairman Brady has faith that the GOP tax cuts will pay for themselves

Nov 30, 2017
Differences in the House and Senate versions of the tax bill are solvable, the congressman says.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), center, and others arrive for a markup of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Capitol Hill on Nov. 6.

Does trickle-down economics make any sense?

Nov 7, 2017
The House version of the tax bill is currently in markup in the House Ways and Means Committee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate could release its version on Friday. And even as we’re getting into the nitty-gritty on this thing – pulling apart provisions one as the time and examining them, the […]

Buried in the tax bill: provisions to woo social conservatives

Nov 7, 2017
The 400-plus-page bill has some provisions that may have less to do with actual taxes, and more to do with winning over conservatives.
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) keeps a stack of books that document the current federal tax code and related regulations on his desk.
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The tax bill is out – time for amendments ... and lobbyists

Nov 6, 2017
Today the House Ways and Means Committee meets to debate the bill to overhaul the tax code. Officially it’s called a markup: committee members offer amendments before it goes to a House vote. What happens during a markup – and what could we see here?  Click the audio player above to her the full story. 

Small business takes on GOP over tax bill

Nov 3, 2017
Congressional staffers, lobbyists, think tanks, and many others are getting ready for a weekend of digging through the 400-plus page GOP tax bill. They will be sorting out where to pick their fights come Monday, when the bill heads to the House Ways and Means Committee for markup. Already weighing in are small businesses, many […]

Inside the last-minute wrangling on the tax bill

Nov 1, 2017
Today is not the day we get a look at the GOP tax plan. Late last night, the House Ways and Means committee delayed the scheduled release of the text of the bill by a day. For now, there are many details to be worked out before the big reveal. Word is, Republicans are still […]

Another Republican congressman heads for the exits

Oct 19, 2017
U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi announced today that he’s leaving Congress in January — midway through his term. The Ohio Republican is a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. That makes him part of what’s known as the governing wing of the Republican party — the folks with influence who can get […]

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Rep. Brady on tax reform: 'We're going to get this done this year'

Apr 24, 2017
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee believes the government won't shut down Friday.
"We bounce back from recessions like no other country does. But not this last time," said Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.