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WSJ Blasts Dems’ $1.9T Bill as a Non-Covid Spending Blowout

February 22, 2021 — Blog

Yet another major newspaper has criticized the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion spending bill that neither prioritizes crushing the virus nor creates jobs. As the Wall Street Journal writes, “most of the blowout is a list of longtime Democratic spending priorities flying under the ...

Washington Post: Democrats Are Not Targeting Covid Relief Bill

February 19, 2021 — Blog

Democrats are failing to target their covid relief bill to help those who need it, according to an editorial by The Washington Post. The newspaper's editorial board urges Democrats to provide relief "on the widest bipartisan basis possible," writing "this particular bit of sausage-making ...

Brady: Top Priority is To Get People Back to Work

December 28, 2020 — Blog

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor during debate of the CASH Act: Remarks As Prepared for Delivery:  "Since last fall, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington Democrats refused to accept a bipartisan COVID relief bill, insisting on more than $3 ...

Over $20K for Families Since April Under Trump’s Leadership

December 23, 2020 — Blog

With an average family of four receiving over $20,000 in direct aid, on top of billions in dollars for relief, President Trump and Congressional Republicans were able to deliver for families and small businesses in the year-end COVID-19 relief and additional spending package.

Strong Support for Our Local Doctors in Year-End Package

December 21, 2020 — Blog

Bans Surprise Medical Bills and Creates a Fair Dispute Resolution Process. Protects patients from surprise medical bills while rejecting price setting schemes and attempts to limit providers’ access to arbitration. Explicitly bans the arbiter from considering ...

House Republican Wins in Year-End Package

December 21, 2020 — Blog

House Republicans advanced a number of provisions and reforms that empower Americans: BIG Wins for Patients with Ban on Surprise Medical Bills. When patients visit the ER or have a scheduled medical procedure, they will no longer receive surprise bills. And, for the ...

Q&A: Economic Impact Payments

December 21, 2020 — Blog

The bill includes a second round of Economic Impact Payments for Americans. This post answers some frequently asked questions about these new checks. For information regarding the previous round of Economic Impact Payments please click here. How will these new payments work? ...

Stopping Payments to Dead People

December 21, 2020 — Blog

This is a joint document provided by the Committees on Ways and Means and Oversight and Government Reform.  Topline: In order to stop payments to dead people, this legislation will remove hurdles to reducing improper payments. Background: The Social Security Administration (SSA) collects death information in order to accurately administer its ...