How Our Economy Changed for the Better After Tax Reform: More Jobs, Bigger Paychecks, Faster Growth

October 30, 2018 — Blog

Tax reform has boosted America's economy. Before President Trump signed last year's tax overhaul, economic projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts had GDP growth pegged at around 2%. Last Friday, it was announced that America’s economy grew 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018 – putting this year's growth rate at 3% year over year. This is an exciting ...

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 19, 2018 — Blog

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a tradition with roots tracing back to 1945. The Committee on Ways and Means is proud to be a leader in addressing the barriers that can keep individuals with disabilities from returning to the workforce.  But significant challenges remain.  For example, while about 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries ...

What They’re Saying: Support for Bold Welfare Reform

October 15, 2018 — Blog

With the number of job openings remaining at a high of 6.9 million, the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (H.R. 5861) is more important than ever. This bill, led by Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE), ...

Sam Johnson Celebrates 88th Birthday

October 11, 2018 — Blog

88 years ago, the price of a loaf of bread was 9 cents, two brothers created the first car radio that they called a “motorized Victrola” (later shortened to Motorola), and the Hollywood classic, All Quiet on the Western Front, was released. Most importantly, however, distinguished Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman and American war hero, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), ...

Closing the “Jobs Gap” in America

October 10, 2018 — Blog

It’s a great time to find a job in America.  With the help of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our economy is finally firing on all cylinders. Since Republicans overhauled our broken tax code last December, 1.8 million jobs have been created.