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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...

An Open Invitation to the House Ways and Means Committee

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

For those who know me and what I stand for, they know that I rarely, if never, become emotionally angry. But today I am not only angry... worse, I am ...

CHIP: Don't Mess With Success

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although the children's groups are pretty much unanimous in support of the continuation of CHIP, there are surprisingly some in Washington, D.C. who are considering other options.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Say Yes To $310 Billion For Business, But $12 Million For At-Risk Kids? Nope

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on a congressional tax-writing committee objected Tuesday to the cost of a bill that would spend $1 million a year to help k...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote For Criminal Probe Of Lois Lerner In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee took the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's botched scrutiny of political nonprofits to a ne...

Camp Roadmap to Paying for Extenders

Chuck Marr | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Chuck Marr

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan hasn't generated a groundswell of support for comprehensive tax reform this year, but it off...

Dare to Do Tax Reform

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

The chairman of the Ways and Means Committee unveil a tax reform plan that everyone agrees is both credible and going nowhere.

Camp Tax Reform Plan Likely Means Bigger Deficits After First Decade

Chye-Ching Huang | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Chye-Ching Huang

On revenue neutrality, the plan uses revenue-raising provisions whose savings taper off or disappear after the first decade, and it includes a major tax cut whose full costs don't appear in the first decade.

Is It Finally Time for Currency Trade Legislation?

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It's time for the president to live up to the spirit of his campaign promises. He should voice his support for this bill and encourage both houses of Congress to attach it to their next major piece of budgetary or fiscal legislation.

House Ways and Means Committee Misleads Hill on Chained CPI

Ben Veghte | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

Workers who have contributed to Social Security through a lifetime of work deserve better than to see their earned benefits cut, especially when this cut is disingenuously sold with smoke and mirrors.

Keeping Foster Kids Safe From Prostitution

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

At a Congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers tackled the pipeline from foster care to prostitution, hearing from child advocates and a victim of sex trafficking raised in foster care.

House Committee Sets Hearing On Obamacare Problems

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has scheduled an Oct. 29 hearing to review problems the Ob...

GOP Rep Unveils New Details On IRS Scandal

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service continued to target conservative political groups even after approving their applications for tax-exem...

Can the OECD Be Trusted on Base Erosion?

Jeremy Scott | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Jeremy Scott

After years of creating rules that allow multinational corporations to shift profits and income to whatever jurisdiction they like, the OECD is now very concerned about base erosion. But just how concerned is the OECD about preventing BEPS, and does its position really matter?

IRS Supervisor Admits Scrutinizing Tea Party Applications

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applicat...

It's Time to Stop Talking About Tax Reform

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Enough already: it's time to stop talking about tax reform. Not about necessary and useful changes to the tax code - by all means, let's talk about th...

How Likely Is Carried Interest Reform?

Jeremy Scott | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jeremy Scott

Carried interest reform will almost certainly be part of any major tax reform bill offered by Camp or Baucus. But it's also possible that even if tax reform efforts fail or stall, carried interest legislation could find its way into an extenders package or as a pay-for for deficit reduction or an extension of the debt limit.

Multinational Profits: Here, There, or Nowhere?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Martin Sullivan

Even for experienced international tax experts the technical and conceptual issues involved in determining where multinational profits should be located is enough to make one's head spin.

Tea Party Leader Gives Tearful Testimony On 'Intimidation'

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) - Tea Party and other conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rei...

More Hearings Planned To Address IRS Scandal

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At least two congressional panels are planning more hearings next week on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative ...

The Tax Man Targeting our Right to Diversity of Thought

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

We all have skin in this game to maintain our liberties. It is an ironic turn of events that the very issue of inappropriate scrutiny of our liberties is now the focus of the IRS by the public, media, elected officials; even the ACLU has raised its head.

Ousted IRS Chief Facing Tough Questions

Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM AND STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are ready to question the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Se...

Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range all you have to do is take a quick look at how the House and Senate pay worship at the altar of corporations, banks and other special interests at the expense of public need.

Dilemma -- the Earned Income Tax Credit

Christopher Bergin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

Immediately, some began to assert that Baucus' announcement meant the end of tax reform. Pardon me if I differ, but if anything, it probably helps the tax reform effort a bit by concentrating Baucus more on it.

House GOP Readies For Debt Showdown

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Get ready for another debt showdown this summer. House Republicans are preparing for one. The House Ways and Means Committee passe...