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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Outlook for renewal of key tax benefits is improving

    WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
  • Rep. Issa apologizes to Democrat Cummings over handling of hearing

    Rep. Issa apologizes to Democrat Cummings over handling of hearing
    WASHINGTON – The House Republican majority shot down a Democratic effort Thursday to condemn Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, for the "disrespectful manner" in which he adjourned a hearing as the panel’s top...
  • Don't Republicans have the stomach for tax reform?

    It turns out that Democrats may not be the biggest stumbling block facing Rep. Dave Camp's ambitious proposal to simplify the tax code and reduce rates. Many of Camp's Republican colleagues, convinced that their party is poised to make big gains in...
  • GOP candidates take aim at Democrats

    GOP candidates take aim at Democrats
    In their only scheduled debate on Baltimore television, the four Republican candidates for governor depicted Maryland as overtaxed and overspent under a Democratic administration, creating a climate in which businesses are fleeing to neighboring states....
  • GOP's George says he fought 300 proposed tax increases

    GOP's George says he fought 300 proposed tax increases
    Republican Ron George releases the first commercial in his campaign for governor, an introductory spot that also chronicles his opposition to tax increases. What the ad says: George a two-term state delegate from Anne Arundel County, is shown with...
  • Jon Cardin missed nearly 75% of committee votes in Annapolis

    Jon Cardin missed nearly 75% of committee votes in Annapolis
    Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, calls himself an active legislator who believes "nothing is more sacred to democracy than the right to vote." But when it came time to cast votes in the House Ways and...
  • One-quarter of a job done [Editorial]

    One-quarter of a job done  [Editorial]
    There are any number of reasons to miss a committee vote here or there in Annapolis that are legitimate and reasonable. A legislator might be under the weather, an emergency might arise or there might be a death in the family. Perfect attendance does...
  • House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity. "I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
  • Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding

    Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding
    Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • An early handicapping of Republican presidential field

    In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. It's sobering to recall that less...