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Health Provisions and Achievements in End of Year Package

December 21, 2020 — Blog

Ending surprise medical bills when you visit the ER or have a scheduled medical procedure, and, for the first time, requiring that patients be given a true and honest medical bill in advance of scheduled procedures, so patients know what to expect. Medicare Extenders: Extends funding for critical Medicare programs related to quality ...

Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

December 21, 2020 — Blog

This is a joint document provided by the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor.  Key Points: No American should delay care or face financial ruin because of surprise medical bills. The Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and ...

Improving Support for Rural and Underserved Health Care

December 21, 2020 — Blog

Whether through greater funding or more flexibility, rural and underserved communities are having their health care needs prioritized in this package. Among other provisions, the package includes: Helping save rural hospitals by letting them become a new Rural Emergency Hospital, which gives them the Medicare funding and flexibility to offer health care services their community ...

Explainer: Extending and Phasing Out COVID Unemployment Support Responsibly

December 21, 2020 — Blog

House Republicans have ensured meaningful reforms and program integrity requirements will accompany a temporary extension of unemployment programs created by the CARES Act that expire Dec. 31, 2020. Unemployed individuals get an additional $300/week from Dec. 26, 2020 to March 14, 2021. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Extends and phases out PUA, a ...

COVID Tax Relief

December 21, 2020 — Blog

Our legislation provides important assistance to individuals, businesses, and students through the tax code. A more technical description of each provision is provided in the section by section. Another round of cash assistance for workers and families. Expanding on financial relief provided in the CARES Act, individuals with valid SSNs with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 ...

Reforming the Tax Extender Process

December 21, 2020 — Blog

Led by House Republicans, this package creates pro-growth certainty by reforming the one-year expiring temporary tax extenders for the first time since 2015. It also makes permanent strongly supported tax incentives, including from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, extends other traditional tax items for 5 years rather than year-to-year, and eliminates outdated provisions. We hope to include an ...

Dems Ignore Solid Revenues in Push for State/Local Bailouts, SALT Cap Repeal

December 18, 2020 — Blog

Key Points: -Many Democrats and other analysts argued back in the spring that the cap on tax deductions for state and local taxes, combined with headwinds from the pandemic, would cause revenues to decline by hundreds of billions of dollars by this point. Those predictions fell far short. -Revenues collected by local and state governments dipped only one percent in 2020 ...

Even Amidst Recovery, Tax Reform Helps Growth

December 17, 2020 — Blog

With the Federal Reserve acknowledging that our economic recovery is beating expectations, it’s important to recognize how pro-growth policies like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (passed just three years ago) not only succeeded in ending the last sluggish recovery, it set the stage for stimulative CARES Act provisions to provide a more durable and inclusive recovery from the current ...