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  • Lawmakers Consider Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility
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    Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility

    The Social Security Administration’s acting chief of staff as well as several career disability claims professionals testified at a hearing on issues of Social Security disability benefits…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Taxpayer Dispute Resolution
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    Taxpayer Disputes

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing on resolving taxpayer disputes. A former IRS commissioner and several career taxpayer advocates presented their thoughts…

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  • House Hearing Focuses on ID Protection Efforts
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    Identity Protection and Social Security Numbers

    Witnesses testified at a joint hearing on preventing identity theft by reducing the federal government’s use of Social Security numbers.

    609 views
  • Ways and Means Subcommittee Considers Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    A House Ways and Means subcommittee heard from a panel on their recommendations for simplifying the tax code. Witnesses included Bill Archer, a former U.S. representative (R-TX) who once chaired…

    341 views
  • Hearing Explores IRS Record Retention Policies
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    IRS Electronic Records

    The House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) practices of retaining electronic records and responding to taxpayer requests.…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Status of Social Security Trust Funds
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    Social Security Trust Funds

    Stephen Goss testified at a hearing on the status and solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund. Topics included potential solutions for staving off the funds' depletion.

    655 views
  • House Panel Examines Medicare Payment Systems Changes
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    Medicare Program and Payment Systems

    Following the House vote break, the hearing continued with questioning by the ranking Democrat of the House Ways and Means subcommittee, Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).

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  • US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Testifies on Trump Administration Agenda
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    U.S. Trade Policy

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the Trump administration’s trade policy agenda.Topics included renegotiating the North…

    620 views
  • Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Raise Debt Limit Before Summer Recess
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Treasury Department Budget

    At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for his department. In addition to talking about the…

    885 views
  • HHS Secretary Tom Price Testifies Before House Ways and Means Committee
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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget request.

    318 views
  • Ways and Means Committee Begins Work on Tax Code Overhaul
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    Tax Reform

    Corporate executives testified at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee on the potential impacts and supposed benefits of new tax policy on jobs and the economy.

    872 views
  • House Panel Holds Hearing on Border Adjustment Tax
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    Border Adjustment Tax

    Tax policy experts, the chief executive officer of Target Stores,and the former CEO of Walmart testified at a hearing on tax policy, specifically the border adjustment tax. Committee…

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  • TaxWriting Panel Considers IRS Reform
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    IRS Reform

    Nina Olson testified at a hearing on customer service at the IRS and the agency’s efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft. Ms. Olson’s National Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent…

    718 views
  • House Ways and Means Committee Considers Resolution Seeking Presidents Tax Returns
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    President Trump's Financial Information

    The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H.R. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury secretary to provide tax returns and other financial information of President Trump covering the…

    2,585 views
  • Ways and Means Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill Part 1
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    Ways and Means Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 1

    The House Ways and Means Committee met to mark up the budget reconciliation recommendations to replace the Affordable Care Act. Democratic committee members introduced numerous amendments…

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  • House Ways and Means Committee Holds Markup on ACA Replacement Bill
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    Ways and Means Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 4

    The House Ways and Means Committee met to mark up legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. This portion includes debate on amendments to the bill, most of them from Democratic…

    592 views
  • Ways and Means Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill Part 3
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    Ways and Means Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 3

    The House Ways and Means Committee met to mark up the budget reconciliation recommendations to replace the Affordable Care Act. This portion includes debate on amendments offered by Ranking…

    290 views
  • Ways and Means Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill Part 2
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    Ways and Means Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 2

    The House Ways and Means Committee met to mark up the budget reconciliation recommendations to replace the Affordable Care Act. Democratic committee members continued to propose amendments and…

    143 views
  • Gil Kerlikowske Testifies on Trade Law Enforcement
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    Trade Law Enforcement

    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske testified at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee on challenges to enforcing U.S. customs and trade laws.…

    372 views
  • Steve Goss Testifies on the 2016 Social Security Board of Trustees Report
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    Social Security 2016 Annual Report

    Stephen Goss testified before a House subcommittee on the fiscal state of Social Security and the findings in the most recent Social Security trustees report. He told committee members the…

    378 views
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