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Ways and Means Committee

Paul Ryan Move To Tax-Writing Committee Won't Preclude 2016 Bid

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan is not bothered by suggestions that taking over Congress' main tax-writing committee might stand in the way of a Wh...

WATCH: Congressman Gets Mad After Finding Out Americans Are Less Charitable Than He Thought

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some politicians have a hard time resisting the urge to declare the U.S. is No. 1, no matter what pinnacle they're asserting the country...

A Misguided Approach to Tax Extenders

Chuck Marr | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Chuck Marr

The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to begin considering a proposal tomorrow to make permanent a group of heavily lobbied corporate "tax ex...

GOP Rep Battling Cancer

AP | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House's tax-writing committee says he's been diagnosed with a "very early, highly treatable and curable type" o...

IRS Chief: We're Not Targeting The Tea Party

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service is not making it harder for tea party groups to attain tax-exempt status because of their political views, ...

Republicans Demand IRS Probe Of AARP; Dems Call It 'Witch Hunt'

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.03.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the...

Washington Gets Tough on China, but Plays Patsy With OPEC

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

China's trade balance with the US has widened to $145 billion from $123 billion the year before. Significant? Yes. But hardly when you consider the distortions visited on us by OPEC and its allies in the oil industry.

Who (Really) Runs Congress?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Those with an interest in understanding the legislative process, a small subset of those attempting to influence its product, should both appreciate Janice Mays and her colleagues and get to know them a bit better.

Pete Stark Runs Into Resistance As Rangel's Interim Ways And Means Replacement

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Stark (Calif.) may have the shortest chairmanship in the young history of the House Democratic majority....

Rangel To Give Up Chairmanship On Ways And Means Committee, NBC Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATES BELOW ** 12:35 PM ET -- Pelosi chooses 'firebrand' Pete Stark to replace Rangel. "Speaker Nancy Pelosi has picked liberal firebrand Rep. P...

Ethics Panel: Rangel Broke House Rules By Accepting Caribbean Trips

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel, the most powerful tax-writing lawmaker in Congress and a 40-year veteran of Capitol Hill, acknowledged Thursda...

Budget Time: No Dollars, No Sense

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's budget time in Washington -- that very special time of year when the nation discovers yet again exactly how much less we've got, and how much more we'll need, than we ever imagined.

Rangel Ethics Committee Announcement Coming

Politico | John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel, who has survived multiple Republican attempts to oust him as Ways and Means Committee chairman, may be headed for more...

What Should Charlie Do?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Would you side with those who favor Rangel stepping down (or being removed) from his committee assignments until the ethics investigation is completed? Or should he stay put until found guilty?

"Capitolism": A Race between Congressional Corruption and the Most Massive Citizen Involvement in U.S. Legislative History

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

All of the sudden five-year increase in consumer spending, which primed the U.S. economy for the fall, can be attributed to health care costs.