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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • No to tax breaks for military retirees [Editorial]

    No to tax breaks for military retirees  [Editorial]
    Maryland, like the rest of this country, owes its military veterans a debt of gratitude. Not just those who were wounded in the armed conflicts of recent years but everyone who ever wore a uniform of the armed services of this country. From the...
  • 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...
  • IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups

    IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups
    WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
  • Gridlock in Congress could leave millions hurting over the holidays

    WASHINGTON — Congress' unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans — including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket shoppers — in the lurch this holiday season. With partisan dysfunction unlikely...
  • Obamacare sign-ups continue to increase

    WASHINGTON — Growing numbers of Americans are signing up for insurance through President Obama's health law, with more than 250,000 selecting a plan in November, according to a new government report. That is more than double the number in October,...
  • Stalling of tax overhaul bill is both good and bad for homeowners

    Stalling of tax overhaul bill is both good and bad for homeowners
    WASHINGTON — For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax overhaul was entirely in character: Nothing's happening. But is that good or bad news for homeowners, buyers and small-scale real...
  • 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:┬áThe 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

    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...