By David M. Drucker | 03/04/14 01:32 PM
The tax reform plan from Michigan Rep. Dave Camp was unimaginable as a Republican document just a few years ago, the result of a shifting political landscape that has seen the triumph of President Obama's tax message and the influence of conservative populism. The House Ways and Means...
By Mark Flatten | 03/04/14 05:58 AM
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
By David M. Drucker | 02/28/14 12:41 PM
House Republicans desperately want their party to pick up seats in the midterm elections -- Senate seats. Frustrated by President Obama's unwillingness to negotiate and fed up with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for burying hundreds of bills they have passed since winning control of the...
02/26/14 05:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting back against what they call unfair targeting of conservatives, House Republicans on Wednesday voted to delay efforts by the Obama administration to further restrict political activities of groups claiming tax-exempt status. The GOP bill, approved 243-176, would...
02/26/14 01:22 PM
Speaker John Boehner says, along with other House Republicans, he's ready to start a conversation about comprehensive tax reform.
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 12:57 PM
The biggest U.S. banks and insurance companies would have to pay a quarterly 3.5 basis-point tax on assets exceeding $500 billion under a plan to be unveiled this week by the top Republican tax writer in Congress. The proposal by Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee,...
By Stephen Ohlemacher | 02/25/14 08:49 AM
The plan, which is to be unveiled Wednesday, would lower the top income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent, said a GOP aide who spoke on condition of anonymity. However, the plan would impose a new 10 percent surtax on some earned income above about $450,000.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/24/14 04:16 PM
So much for reforming the nation's bankrupt flood insurance program. House Republican leaders have scheduled a vote this week on legislation that would halt most insurance premium increases called for under a 2012 law intended to bolster the significantly underfunded National Flood Insurance...
By Rep. Tom Price M.D. | 02/23/14 01:40 PM
What happens when one voices opposition to “big government?” Under President Obama, you may be targeted by the Internal Revenue Service. They will audit you, show up at your place of employment and sic other executive agencies on your family or business. Now, the Obama administration...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/21/14 06:36 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Friday sent GOP lawmakers a memo outlining the chamber's winter agenda, which mostly excludes major legislation, instead aiming to blunt the impact of the health care law and regulations implemented by the “imperial presidency” of the Obama...
02/20/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats facing long odds of reclaiming their majority in the House outraised their Republican rivals in this election year's first month and have banked more cash. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Thursday it raised $6.8 million in January and has $32.2...
By David M. Drucker | 02/20/14 12:20 PM
House Republicans have begun jockeying for leadership positions in the next Congress, anticipating the possibility that Speaker John Boehner could step down after the November elections.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/18/14 02:41 PM
President Obama's old campaign team at Organizing for Action sent an apparent recruiting email seeking volunteers to "walk up to a Repealer" and ask about Obamacare.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/12/14 06:30 PM
Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are pressing the Obama administration for information on the latest Obamacare delay for businesses. Rep. Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican who chairs the panel, along with five other committee Republicans wrote a letter to Treasury...
By David M. Drucker | 02/12/14 06:27 AM
House Speaker John Boehner was likely to come up short on immigration reform in 2014, but many observers were surprised the Ohio Republican pulled the plug so quickly. immigration-reform supporters were optimistic Boehner would push the House toward compromise with the Democratic Senate,...
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