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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Can Democrats support a simpler tax code with lower rates?

    Can Democrats support a simpler tax code with lower rates?
    Rep. David Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is readying a bill to simplify the tax code by winnowing the thicket of loopholes, exemptions, credits and deductions. And who wouldn't want a simpler tax code?...
  • The simple math that tells you the new GOP tax plan is a scam

    The long-awaited Republican tax reform plan was released today by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich). It's being hailed as a breakthrough in putting real reform on the table, but also being instantly eulogized as dead-on-arrival in...
  • Dim prospects for House Republican plan to overhaul tax code

    WASHINGTON -- A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious tax code overhaul Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay, while promising to lower top rates to 25% for most...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • E. Clay Shaw, 'a great statesman' dies at 74

    E. Clay Shaw, 'a great statesman' dies at 74
    When former Fort Lauderdale mayor and Republican congressman E. Clay Shaw spoke of “My-am-uh,” he recalled a more genteel time in South Florida politics. His ability to work across party lines defined it. Shaw, a 26-year congressman who...