Capitol Hill Updates

  •     The Weekly Dispatch   Here's what you need to know this week: Tax Reform is Changing Lives Farm Bill Advances IRS Reform Pass the House State Financial Officers Speech What They're Saying: Tax Reform and the Economy     How tax reform changed our lives  House GOP Chair, Speaker, and Ways and Means Chair Sit Down with Business Owners on Tax Day   VIEW ONLINE | Here’s what you have to look...
  •   Walker Introduces "Ditto Act" to Hold IRS Accountable to Taxpayers       The Ditto Act ensure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains the same record-keeping standards as the department expects from the taxpayers.  WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.), on Tax Day, introduced the Ditto Act of 2018. This legislation would ensure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains the same record-keeping standards as...
  •   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 5444 - Taxpayer First Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins / Ways and Means Committee) H.R. 5445 - 21st Century IRS Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop / Ways and Means Committee) Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 2905 - Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity...
  •   While the tax code is reformed — the IRS remains in need of serious redesign. Not only should it be committed to customer service but customer security as well. Today the IRS struggles with both. This week the House is working to change that.    ONE LAST TIME   This is the last year the American people will file taxes under the outdated and cumbersome system. Sometimes it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. This is not one of those times.   From Majority Leader McCarthy: “From the size of a phonebook to the size of a postcard, the new tax...
  • This week the House will vote on several pieces of legislation to reform the IRS:      H.R. 5445 - 21st Century IRS Act       H.R. 5444 - Taxpayer First Act       H.R. 5192 - Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act  WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Now that Republicans have passed historic tax reform, the Republican Study Committee will work to make these policies stronger by passing policies such as reforming the IRS, making tax cuts permanent, and...
  •   TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH  On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2905 - Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Young / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 4403 - Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham / Ways and Means Committee) 3) H.R. 5440 - To require notice from the Secretary of...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— MedStar Washington Hospital Center provided the following update on the condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.): "Congressman Steve Scalise has initiated a series of planned, inpatient procedures related to his ongoing recovery from injuries sustained in last summer's shooting attack. He is in excellent spirits and is eager to return to work as soon as possible. It is anticipated that he will remain in the hospital for several days."
  •   Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement on the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe finding that he lacked candor with federal investigators, including under oath, on multiple occasions regarding his role in leaking to the media about the Clinton investigation.   Chairman Goodlatte: “It is clear that the decision to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the correct one. According to the Inspector General report, Mr. McCabe...
  •   WEEK OF APRIL 16TH  MONDAY, APRIL 16TH  On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3607 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 4609 - West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Natural...
  •     Here's what you need to know this week: Last Tax Day with an Outdated Code Farm Bill Introduced Personal Stories: Real person impact of the Farm Bill What We're Reading on Welfare Reform Zuckerberg Hearings Speaker Ryan's Announcement     Top 5 Ways the New Tax Code Will Be Better Than the Old One For America   April 17th marks the last time that taxpayers will ever have to deal with the old, broken tax code. As we bid...