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LETTER: 11 Million Tax Return Backlog Threatens Americans’ 2020 Tax Filings

February 18, 2021 — Blog

Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Members Call on IRS Commissioner to Provide Plan to Address Unprocessed Returns American taxpayers could be harmed during the 2020 tax filing season because of a backlog of approximately 11 million unprocessed 2019 tax returns without action by the IRS, according to a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig from all five Republican Members of the Ways and ...

Fact Check: A Policy That Helped Save Struggling Main Street Businesses

February 12, 2021 — Blog

House Democrats are pushing a partisan bill while rejecting crucial changes that could help workers, families, and Main Street businesses. During Thursday’s mark-up, members recalled how one provision in particular in the bipartisan CARES bill was crucial to saving American businesses. Congress Offered Bipartisan Support to Struggling Main Street Businesses Facing ...

Day Two: Democrats Continue to Reject GOP Efforts to Crush Virus and Reopen Main Street

February 11, 2021 — Blog

In the second day of debate in the Ways and Means Committee on President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion “stimulus” package, Republicans again offered bipartisan fixes that would refocus the package on crushing the virus and reopening the economy. For the second day in a row, Democrats rejected or put off every Republican proposal. Here is what the majority party said no to: NO ...

Democrats Say No to Bipartisan Fixes to Help Crush Virus, Reopen Economy

February 11, 2021 — Blog

Partisan Process over Bipartisan Success Fighting the Virus: 2020: Republicans and Democrats worked together on fivebills to achieve $3.5 trillion in relief for the American people facing the Coronavirus pandemic. 2021: Democrats and President Biden pursue a completely partisan approach, despite clear problems with the legislation flagged by Republicans. Democrats Say ...

Crush COVID, Reopen the Economy, but Dems Say No

February 10, 2021 — Blog

Hours into a mark-up of the first day of hearing, Democrats are continuing to reject good-faith amendments offered by Republicans to target the $1.9 Trillion Biden bill towards crushing the coronavirus and reopening the economy. The bill text was released just before close of business on Monday. Amendments to the bill have been substantive, ensuring better targeting of relief to those who need ...

Brady, W&M GOP Ask Biden Administration to Offer Jobs Estimate on COVID Plan

February 09, 2021 — Coronavirus Bulletin

WASHINGTON – President Biden is insistent that Congress must spend close to $2 trillion in further stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans have been firm that any relief must be targeted and aimed at rebuilding our economy and crushing the virus. Which is why Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Brady: Democrats’ Partisan Bill Doesn’t Focus on Virus or Jobs

February 08, 2021 — Coronavirus Bulletin

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after Committee Democrats announced they will debate multiple bills this week that compromise part of President Biden's COVID-19 relief "plan": “Our focus should be on crushing the virus and rebuilding our economy. Unfortunately, the bill ...