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Op-Ed: Tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy

March 08, 2021 — Blog

Key Takeaways:  After TCJA, U.S. GDP grew 4.1% in 2019 after increasing 5.4% in 2018, unemployment reached a 50-year low of 3.5%, and with 6 million new jobs. Lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% made America more internationally competitive. President Biden and some in Congress are proposing to raise the corporate rate to 28%, which would undo much ...

Republican Leaders Renew Request for Hearing on New York Nursing Home Deaths, Data Cover-Up

March 05, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – With new revelations that political aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deliberately interfered with state public health officials in order to mask the true magnitude of COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the state, Republican Congressional leaders urged their House Democrat counterparts to hold a joint hearing regarding the undercounting of COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing ...

Brady: Tepid Jobs Report Demands We Focus on Jobs, Vaccines

March 05, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--February's tepid jobs report showing little change from the previous month is exactly why we should focus on jobs and vaccine distribution, says Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means in a statement. “Today’s jobs report shows little change from last month. We’re 10 million jobs short of where we need to be, and labor ...

Rep. Buchanan: First Priority for Workers is Job-Creating Policies; TAA Reforms Needed

March 04, 2021 — Blog

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Trade for the House Committee on Ways and Means, kicked off Thursday's hearing on Trade Adjustment Assistance making several major points: Rep. Buchanan expressed disappointment that Congress allowed key programs to lapse at the end of last year. "Whereas TAA helps address problems when workers lose their jobs, GSP and ...

REPORT: Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

March 02, 2021 — Blog

A new report from the Associated Press shows that "fraud is fleecing taxpayers, delaying legitimate payments and turning thousands of Americans into unwitting identity theft victims. Many states have failed to adequately safeguard their systems, and a review by The Associated Press finds that some will not even publicly acknowledge the extent of the problem." Yet Democrats provided no protections ...

Rep. Smucker: If Dems’ $1.9T bill is a stimulus, where are the jobs?

February 26, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--Rep. Smucker appeared before the House Committee on Rules to discuss the Democrats' $1.9 trillion Pelosi Payoff that neither crushes Covid nor creates any jobs. To watch his remarks, click here. The following is a transcript of his remarks as delivered: Thank you, Ranking Member Cole. As a new member of the ...

Rep. Nunes at Vaccine Hearing: Four Priorities to Build on Warp Speed Success

February 26, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Health for the Committee on Ways and Means, highlighted the remarkable success of the Trump Administration-led initiative to accelerate and facilitate the aggressive development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines during Friday's hearing on "