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ADVISORY: Ranking Member Brady Announces Republican Meeting on Reopening America with Main Street Businesses

March 23, 2021 — Blog

Ranking Member Brady announced today that Rep. Jackie Walorski, Republican Leader for the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee, will host a meeting entitled “Reopening America with Main Street Businesses” on Wednesday, March 24, at 2:00 PM EST. The meeting will feature a discussion about the impact supplemental unemployment benefits have had on Main Street businesses and ...

Biden’s Tax Hike Plan Exposed for Hitting Families

March 23, 2021 — Blog

President Biden has urged a full repeal of Republican tax reform, which would lead to a tax increase on most Americans. He has also offered that “Anybody making more than $400,000 will see a small to a significant tax increase. If you make less than $400,000, you won’t see one single penny in additional federal tax.” Americans for Tax Reform

During Tax Oversight Panel, Kelly Warns of Millions of Americans Waiting on Refunds, EIPs, and Employee Retention Credits

March 18, 2021 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Millions of Americans are still waiting for the IRS to process their 2019 tax returns, missing stimulus checks, and other program benefits because of the pandemic. Now, the Democrats' $1.9 trillion spending package has placed an even bigger burden on the agency as we enter the 2021 tax filing season. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), the top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee's Oversight ...

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Pelosi’s Path to Higher State Taxes

March 18, 2021 — Blog

Ohio's attorney general is suing the Biden administration over the new $1.9 trillion spending bill's unconstitutional attack on states' ability to set their own tax policies. From The Washington Post: The "stimulus law opened the door for cash-strapped local ...

Brady: IRS Tax Filing Extension is Beginning of Democrats’ Tax Hike Chaos

March 17, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement on the IRS's announcement that it will extend the tax filing deadline to May 17. “Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill continues to cause chaos, to the point that delaying tax filings in order to accommodate the law’s provisions may be a wise decision. Yet this is where the problems begin, not where they stop, as the agency will ...

Republican Leaders: Washington Shouldn’t Veto State Tax Cuts

March 17, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Republican leaders sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen highlighting the urgent need for guidance and requesting clarification from the Treasury Department on questions pertaining to the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The letter was led by top Republican ...

Brady Congratulates Katherine Tai on Confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative

March 17, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON – Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative. “Katherine Tai’s impeccable credentials, especially as a distinguished alum of our Ways & Means Committee staff, will serve her well in her new role as the U.S. Trade Representative. ...

Ways & Means Republicans Seek Answers from Biden Nominee and Fmr PA Health Secretary About Missing Nursing Home Death Data

March 16, 2021 — Blog

President Biden nominated former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine for the position of Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Levine was responsible for implementing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s policy that required nursing homes to admit or readmit residents infected with COVID-19. This was the same policy pursued by ...