Mnuchin Aims for Tax Reform by August Recess

Administration officials offered assurances this week that the White House will deliver specific prescriptions for tax reform before the summer. While President Trump has yet to fully endorse congressional Republicans’ blueprint for overhauling the tax code, Vice President Pence said this week that the White House will deliver on tax reform after an agreement is… Read more »

House Leaders Present Menu of ACA Repeal Options

House Republican leaders earlier today presented rank-and-file members with their vision of a “repeal plus” bill that would get rid of most of the Affordable Care Act and include some replacement provisions that can go into effect concurrently. Reportedly, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ways and Means… Read more »

House Panel Vows to Move Postal Reform Bill

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week introduced a bipartisan bill to save the floundering U.S. Postal Service from financial ruin. The bill (H.R. 756), introduced by Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), addresses the Postal Service’s liability for retiree health benefits and allows… Read more »

GOP Sorting Through ACA Replacement Plans

Congressional Republicans are still seeking consensus around how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, though leaders are publicly saying that dismantling the law is a top priority. Getting rid of the health care law is proving complicated, as lawmakers are wary of disrupting the insurance market and interrupting care for millions of Americans… Read more »

Dems to Take a Stand on Tax Reform in 2017

Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) said this week that the Republican plan to overhaul the tax code this year won’t work without Democratic input. Republican leaders including Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) have said they want to put out a comprehensive tax reform package… Read more »