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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike

     PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike
    Ben Starr Longtime comedy writer featured in documentary Ben Starr, 92, a veteran comedy writer who was featured in the 2012 documentary "Lunch" chronicling the twice-monthly meetings of show business funnymen, died of congestive heart failure...
  • Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
  • Members of Congress concerned about finding money for federal highway funds

    A group of Democratic U.S. House representatives has asked Republican Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to hold hearings to find new ways to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund program. That fund provides federal matching...
  • GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement

    GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, a moderate Republican from southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he will retire this year, the latest in a string of congressional Republicans not seeking reelection in 2014. Gerlach, who has served six...
  • More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28

    More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28
    More than 14,000 unemployed workers in Broward and Palm Beach counties will lose federal emergency unemployment benefits on Dec. 28. In Broward County, about 8,600 laid-off workers will lose their benefits. Palm Beach County, about 5,700 people are...
  • Top official apologizes for Obamacare website glitches

    WASHINGTON – The official charged with overseeing the online health marketplaces apologized Tuesday to a congressional panel for issues that have plagued the rollout of President Obama’s signature health law, but said she was confident the...
  • Md. health exchange working better, but glitches remain

    Md. health exchange working better, but glitches remain
    Maryland has resolved many of the problems with its new health insurance exchange and more people are signing up, officials said Tuesday, though they acknowledged that a number of glitches remain. On the same day that a top Obama administration official...
  • Rachel Patron: If hearings are illuminating, keep me in the dark please

     It's the end of November and we are all confused about Obamacare.  So when I heard that Congress will hold hearings  about the why's and when's  of  the computer glitches, I was thrilled. Finally —  EVERYTHING WILL BE ILLUMINATED!  So I tuned...
  • Obamacare: Critics seize on low enrollment numbers

    WASHINGTON -- Just 106,000 Americans successfully signed up in October for health coverage through President Obama’s healthcare law, the administration announced Wednesday in a report that underscored damage from the botched launch of the law and...
  • 90-year-old woman still going strong after a remarkable life

    90-year-old woman still going strong after a remarkable life
    There was bad news late last month. The world's greatest dentist, after practicing in the Lehigh Valley for 39 years, was hanging up his mouth mirror. Following a long struggle to overcome leg injuries from an accident, Dr. Steve Sloane notified his...