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Ways and Means

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.

GOP Rep Blames Piece Of Tax Troubles On Congress

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Back in June 2011, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) became the only New York Republican to serve on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. On Monday, Reed an...

99ers and the Long-term Unemployed Are the Elephants in the Economic Recovery Room

Michael Thornton | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Job growth is important, but it's also important to realize the hole that needs to be filled. Since February 2010, 1.8 million jobs have been created, but 8.8 million jobs were lost prior to that period. That's a shortage of 7 million.

Arthur Delaney

Bill To Help Long-Term Jobless Overshadowed By Bill That Could Cut Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After some encouraging signs that Republicans might cooperate with them, the two House Democrats trying to give the long-term jobless ex...

Friday Talking Points [114] -- When Will Rahm Go? Place Your Bets!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The debate outside the Beltway (and, increasingly, inside the Beltway as well) is whether Rahm Emanuel should leave his job sooner, or later.

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Jeff Muskus

Two Of Three Key House Committees Pass Health Care Reform | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As expected, two of three key committees passed the House health care reform bill Friday morning, leaving only Rep. Henry Waxman's Energy and Commerce...

Arthur Delaney

Rep. Becerra Skips Ice Cream Fundraiser For Health Care Vote | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the House Committee on Ways and Means wrangled over health care reform legislation on Thursday, one of the panel's members, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-...

Waxman-Markey vs. Van Hollen: Two Approaches to Climate Change

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Two climate change bills were introduced last week. If we liken these two bills to race horses, they have just left the gate and they have many laps still to go

The Ends Versus the Means

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

There are those for whom the ends justifies the means and those for whom the means matter. Count me as someone who cares supremely about the means. Count the present administration as one who doesn't give a hoot.

Rangel On Hillary's Iraq Plan: "I'm Satisfied With Her Position On Getting The Hell On Out"

Portfolio | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It took him a while--36 years--but Representative Charles Rangel, the Harlem Democrat, is finally one of the most powerful figures in Washington: chai...