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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Obama calls for more spending on transportation infrastructure

    Obama calls for more spending on transportation infrastructure
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Obama visited a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light rail, roads and bridges, as he offered cautious praise for a Republican tax reform effort that could...
  • Top House Republican proposes ambitious tax overhaul

    Top House Republican proposes ambitious tax overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul the tax code Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay. The plan would also lower top rates...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Republican misdirection on tax investigations

    Happy Tax Day, when just getting the forms filled out and mailed is cause for celebration. One person not celebrating is former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. She was a regular green-eyeshade employee carrying out thankless tasks until,...
  • A tax break worth saving

    A tax break worth saving
    With lawmakers showing little enthusiasm for an ambitious proposal by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to overhaul the byzantine U.S. tax code, Congress has to decide what to do about dozens of temporary tax breaks that...
  • Weekend jail will keep Dwyer from voting on session's final Saturday

    Weekend jail will keep Dwyer from voting on session's final Saturday
    When the House of Delegates meets Saturday to vote on dozens of pieces of legislation, including whether to decriminalize marijuana, one representative from Anne Arundel County won't be there. He'll be in jail. Del. Don Dwyer Jr., spends weekends in the...
  • What to expect during today's General Assembly session

    What to expect during today's General Assembly session
    Here are some of the things expected to happen as the General Assembly goes into one of the body's busiest days of the session. TOP NEWS: • Marijuana: The House will debate marijuana decriminalization, and it's likely that lawmakers could have...
  • Film credit cash could come with strings attached

    Film credit cash could come with strings attached
    Maryland lawmakers tentatively set aside up to $18.5 million to reimburse the film industry next year, but they created a few ways to prevent the state from being bullied by Hollywood. The House Ways and Means Committee voted Saturday afternoon to allow...
  • House panel seeks Justice Department inquiry of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner

    WASHINGTON -- A House committee Wednesday took the rare step of recommending criminal prosecution of Lois Lerner over the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, the latest bid by Republicans to keep the issue alive ahead...