House Appropriators Boost IRS Funding

The House Appropriations Committee yesterday voted 28-20 to boost IRS funding to $11.6 billion for the 2019 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The $11.6 billion represents an increase of $186 million from the agency’s current funding level, with $77 million specifically tied to implementing the new tax law. The IRS requested about $400 million… Read more »

House Leaders Seek to Resolve DACA Feud

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is making no promises on whether the House can pass a compromise bill to protect more than 1 million young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Ryan and GOP leaders have tried to sell the compromise bill to conservatives and moderate Republicans, but conservative lawmakers are still trying… Read more »

House Hearing to Focus on Occupational Licensing

The notice can be found on the House Education and Workforce website here.   While ASAE and other associations track a proliferation of state legislation that has posed a threat to voluntary certification programs, a House Education and the Workforce subcommittee has scheduled a hearing June 20 on occupational licensing and reducing barriers to employment…. Read more »

Brady to Push ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ Before Recess

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) confirmed this week he expects to have another tax bill, dubbed “tax reform 2.0,” ready before the House breaks for the August recess. The White House and House leaders are interested in changes to the tax code that would serve as a follow-up to the tax law… Read more »

Senate May Make Changes to IRS Overhaul Bill

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has indicated he may want to make some changes to the IRS overhaul bill (H.R. 5444) passed by the House in April. Hatch referred to the House legislation as a “welcome step forward” but has stopped short of endorsing every provision. Among many other changes, the House bill… Read more »