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Dems Confident Worker Aid Program Won't Die In Trade Tiff

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House of Representatives are confident a program that helps laid-off workers won't be a casualty of an ongoing standoff...

Is TPP the Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History? Not If You Need Access to Affordable Medicines

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The May 10th Agreement struck the right balance between the need to promote innovation and the need to protect public health. TPP must meet the standards set in the May 10th Agreement. Right now, it does not.

An Open Letter to Progressives: TPP Is Not Yet 'The Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History'

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

I have deep concern -- and some dismay -- when the president says that "we are just wrong," or we are "satisfied with the status quo," or worse, we are "making this stuff up" when we express concerns about the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.

The GOP's Handout for the Wealthiest Americans

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Repealing the estate tax isn't just a boon for the 5,500 wealthiest Americans; it is a bust to federal taxpayers, who would be on the hook for its quarter-of-a-trillion-dollars cost. And it gets worse: Combined with other tax bills approved by House Republicans so far this year, our debt would grow by $584 billion to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.

Zach Carter

Why Hillary Clinton Left Obama To Fend For Himself On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trade agenda took a beating on Friday, as House Democrats threw cold water on his bid to fast-track the biggest...

Have House Republicans Given Up on Tax Reform Already?

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Republicans feared that trying to pay for their tax cuts by shifting to the highly uncertain dynamic scoring may not be enough. So they are further trying to rig the system with baseline games and make permanent tax provisions outside tax reform.

The Need to Address Currency Manipulation in TPP, and Why U.S. Monetary Policy Is Not at Risk

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The IMF Guidelines demonstrate that the United States is not manipulating its currency and would not be at risk of losing a dispute. The far greater risk is that more middle class jobs will be lost in the United States as a result of foreign governments' currency manipulation. We need strong and enforceable disciplines in TPP to help prevent that from happening.

It's Nice to See Republicans Tout the Economic Recovery. But Why on Earth Would They Think They're the Cause?

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The major reversal from deep decline to economic growth occurred despite Republican opposition to President Obama's proposals, repeated GOP threats to default on our debt obligations, and an incredibly harmful 16-day government shutdown. And not only have Republicans stood in the way of Democratic policies, but they're now attempting to take credit for the recovery itself.

Majority of Americans Happy With Their New Health Insurance

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Americans want quality, affordable health insurance and have found it within the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, new enrollment numbers offer the firmest evidence yet that the health care law is working.

Arthur Delaney

Conservatives Spike Football On Unemployment Benefits Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Responding to good news about the economy last week, influential conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer declared conservatives had w...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Passes Deficit-Hiking Tax Cuts, Accuses Dems Of Irresponsibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The word “certainty” trumped the word “deficit” Thursday as the House of Representatives passed the next two tax breaks in a ser...

Arthur Delaney

House Dem Isn't Giving Up On Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's little chance Congress will revive the unemployment benefits that expired in December, but Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) won't stop...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Backs Tax Breaks That Add $300 Billion To Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee pushed ahead a set of tax breaks Thursday that would add another $304 billion to the deficit over 10 ...

GOP Is All Talk, No Walk on Fiscal Responsibility

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The House Ways and Means Committee voted this week to add $310 billion to the U.S. deficit by making permanent six tax credits for businesses. To put their fiscal irresponsibility into context, $310 billion represents half of the entire federal deficit this year -- which is the lowest it has been since President Obama took office.

Mr. Speaker, Don't Turn Your Back on the Jobless

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Despite significant public support for continuing long-term unemployment benefits -- with polls showing Americans by a two-to-one margin favor extended benefits -- Speaker Boehner continues to give the same excuses for inaction.

Sandy Levin: GOP Can't Say The Unemployed Aren't Looking For Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) stressed the importance of extending unemployment insurance on HuffPost Live on Tuesday. Levin said that "[the GOP] can...

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Says It's Too Late To Pass An Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives say it's just too late to pass legislation restoring unemployment benefits to the 2 million ...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Has No Plans To Stay In D.C. To Deal With Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite demanding House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) keep the House of Representatives in session to deal with expired unemployment ins...

Jared Gilmour

Not Shut Down: Congressional Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats seemed sure of their political footing Wednesday, already looking beyond the shutdown that has paralyzed the gov...

Michael McAuliff

Obama's Tax Cut Plan Voted Down In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives made its election-year arguments Wednesday in the tax-cut battle roiling Capitol Hill, rejecting a plan to ...

Sander Levin: Pete Stark Relinquishes Ways And Means Chairmanship To Sander Levin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) will take over the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means committee, the Michigan Democrat told reporters on Thursday. ...

Ryan Grim and Julie Satow

Levin In Talks With Treasury To Kill Tax Break For Financiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim and Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It took an unlikely alignment of events to create a situation where venture capitalists and private equity managers could pay a lower tax rate than th...

White House Still "Gathering Information" While Detroit Suppliers go Bankrupt

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Even Bush doesn't want to go down in history as the man who oversaw the destruction of GM, Ford and Chrysler (I hope), and I'd guess Obama wishes he could install his own new team now and fire Paulson.