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Brady: Democrats, stop playing political games with health care.

June 29, 2020 — Blog

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following remarks in opposition to H.R. 1425, Democrats' partisan health care bill. Remarks as prepared for delivery:  "Thank you, Madame Speaker. "We’re in the middle of an ...

Walorski Talks COVID-19, Telehealth, and Innovation

June 23, 2020 — Blog

ICYMI: Ways and Means Member Jackie Walorski (R-IN) joined The Ripon Society and Franklin Center recently to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting Indiana and the importance of telehealth and innovation in locking down this virus. On Indiana:  “We’ve made a great effort to get money in the hands of people from the time things closed to the time they can ...

Social Security Administration Boosts Outreach Efforts to Provide Better Service

June 22, 2020 — Blog

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is taking extra steps to reach individuals who may rely on in person services as the country continues to battle COVID-19. According to the update, SSA said they took needed steps to close physical offices to prevent spread of the virus and remains available to serve the public via phone or online. The agency has reiterated that they are boosting outreach ...

Despite TCJA Critics, Charitable Giving Reached Near All-Time High in 2019 

June 22, 2020 — Blog

Charitable giving surged in 2019, flying in the face of then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predictions of “Armageddon” due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. News reports amplified concerns that TCJA would be the end of charitable giving as we know it. Now we know. These reports were wrong. Here are a few examples: The Los Angeles Times: