Jenkins Drafting IRS Restructuring Bill

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) is planning to release legislation to restructure the IRS sometime in the next two weeks. House Republicans have been intent on improving the IRS’s customer service and, in particular, reforming the current process for resolving taxpayer disputes. According to Bloomberg BNA, Jenkins will circulate a… Read more »

Brady Working on More Tax Cuts

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said this week that Republicans are working on a second round of tax cuts, separate from any efforts to fix glitches in the major tax overhaul passed by Congress in December. While he declined to offer too many details on what he has in mind, Brady… Read more »

House to Take Up Omnibus Next Week

With dozens of policy riders still in play, House leaders won’t likely bring a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to the floor until next week. Though no one thinks there will be another government shutdown, lawmakers involved in the funding negotiations say there are a lot of sticking points on issues like funding for Planned… Read more »

Senate Dems Pitch Infrastructure Plan

Senate Democrats on March 6 released a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would be funded by rolling back numerous tax cuts Republicans pushed through Congress late last year. The plan would return the top individual tax rate to 39.6 percent, raise the top corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 25 percent, and undo the… Read more »

GOP Leaders May Wait on Infrastructure Bill

Congress may need to wait on an infrastructure bill until the lame-duck session, according to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA). Last month, the White House rolled out a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan focused on investments in rural America and letting state and local governments prioritize projects. President Trump suggested he would… Read more »