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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • 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...
  • Film tax credit deal near

    Film tax credit deal near
    A tentative deal was reached Thursday in Annapolis to increase tax credits for film and television productions shot in Maryland, in a bid to keep popular TV series like "House of Cards" and "Veep" from abandoning the state. A joint conference...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...