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WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after AbbVie and Shire said they would terminate their proposed merger:
WASHINGTON – A new report from Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) shows the number of people in each state who have lost access to federal unemployment benefits through September as a result of the termination of the program and illustrates why opposition to helping the long-term unemployed misreads history and overlooks the benefits to the economy. Through the end of September, more than 3.6 million people have been cut off unemployment insurance because of the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program last December, according to new data from the Department of Labor. The report cites several studies that highlight the program’s benefits to the economy and millions of Americans since it was enacted in 2008, including evidence that federal unemployment insurance helped prevent 1.4 million foreclosures between 2008 and 2012 and that unemployment insurance helped more than 12 million people avoid falling below the poverty line between 2008 and 2013
WASHINGTON – Michigan’s health insurance marketplace, already among the most robust in the nation, is gaining an additional four issuers in 2015, according to preliminary information from 2015 issuer filings to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. That’s a 33 percent increase from 2014 – making Michigan among the states with the largest number of participating issuers within the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Sandy Levin and Sen. Carl Levin, both D-Mich., authors of legislation to close the corporate inversion tax loophole, today welcomed the Treasury Department’s announcement of rules changes to address inversions:
WASHINGTON – The White House announced today that the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families has been Awarded a second five-year grant from the Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant program. The Coalition, which first received a grant through the program in 2009, will receive $125,000 a year over the next five years. The DFC program was created by the Drug Free Communities Act of 1997, legislation co-authored by Congressman Levin.
WASHINGTON – Today, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), and Committee Member and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Xavier Becerra (D-CA) issued the following statements following the announcement by USTR that the United States is proceeding with a labor enforcement case against Guatemala under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). It is the first time ever that the United States has pursued dispute settlement to enforce labor obligations in a trade agreement. 
Competitive Federal Grant Will Finalize Project, Bring Thousands of Jobs to Southeast Michigan
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report on IRS and TIGTA mismanagemen
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report on IRS and TIGTA mismanagement
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding news reports that Burger King has plans to invert with Canadian company Tim Hortons
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after the World Trade Organization appellate body handed a victory to the United States in a rare earths case against China, affirming a WTO dispute settlement panel’s March 2014 finding in favor of the United States:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after the Obama Administration said it is looking at possible ways to address the issue of corporate inversions. Ranking Member Levin also commented on reports that Walgreen has decided not to invert:
Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Social Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Xavier Becerra (D-CA) today responded to the release of the 2014 Medicare Trustees Report and 2014 Social Security Trustees Report. The 2014 Medicare Trustees’ Report projects a solvency date of 2030, a four-year improvement from last year’s report. The 2014 Social Security Trustees’ Report projects continued stability, with the same solvency date as projected in last year’s report, 2033.
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), together with fellow Congressional Ukrainian Caucus Co-chairs Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), today introduced [H.R. 5190] legislation to authorize the President to work with the Government of Ukraine to assess that country’s military, intelligence, and security needs and provide adequate and necessary assistance to protect Ukrainian democracy and sovereignty.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement in response to an ongoing GAO investigation that is using fake identities to gain access to affordable health insurance:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today sent the following letter to Committee Chairman Dave Camp urging House Republicans to “join in bipartisan discussions to stop the flood of corporate inversions,” and added that “the promise of tax reform must not be used as an excuse to do nothing while more and more companies invert to avoid U.S. taxes.”
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after receiving a letter from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging Congressional action to stop inversions:
In announcing this mark up, Mr. Chairman, you argued that patching the Highway Trust Fund through next May would give this and other committees “the full influence they deserve” in crafting a long-term solution.

Yet in the last three-plus years, the Republican majority on this prestigious panel has failed to take advantage of its potential influence and its responsibility to sustain the Highway Trust Fund over the long-term and shore up vital infrastructure projects. In fact, this Committee has not held a single hearing on financing options for the Highway Trust Fund since Republicans assumed the majority of the House, despite Democrats urging otherwise.
“Barely a week seems to pass without news that another corporation plans to move its address overseas simply to avoid paying its fair share of U.S. taxes,” said Ranking Member Levin. 
The ranking members of the Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and the Workforce Committees today issued statements in response to the Supreme Court decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing some for-profit corporations to exclude contraception coverage in their employees’ insurance plans:
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation introduced today by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) to extend federal unemployment insurance for five months. The bill has at least four Republican co-sponsors and is fully paid for.

The House legislation mirrors a bipartisan Senate bill introduced earlier this week by U.S. Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (D-NV). More than three million Americans – including 113,500 in Michigan – will have been cut off federal unemployment insurance through the end of June because of the program’s December 2013 expiration.
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In February, Chairman Camp unveiled a Republican tax reform proposal that he hailed as comprehensive, trimming the tax code by 25 percent without adding anything to the deficit within the first 10 years.

In a matter of just four months since then, Republicans have moved in ways that both dramatically contradict the draft tax reform package and threaten the programs that matter to American families.

Wanted to make sure you saw Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sandy Levin’s (D-MI) interview with Rep. John Mica (R-FL) yesterday on PBS NewsHour to discuss the Republican-led investigation into the IRS. You can watch the segment here. 

Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the bipartisan bill introduced today by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) to extend emergency unemployment insurance
On Sept. 11, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service provided this Committee with one of the 770,000 pages of documents it has turned over since Ways and Means undertook its investigation into the IRS in May 2013. In total, more than 250 IRS employees have spent over 120,000 hours working to produce documents at a cost of at least $16 million to taxpayers.
WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member appeared on Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers this morning to discuss Medtronic’s acquisition of Ireland-based Covidien. Rep. Levin last month introduced the Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014, legislation to tighten the rules to prevent corporate inversions.
A group of nearly a dozen House Democrats today introduced legislation to tighten restrictions on corporate tax inversions, limiting the ability of American companies to avoid U.S. taxation by combining with a smaller foreign business and moving their tax domicile overseas.

Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the Republican resolution calling for a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS:

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after it was announced that 272,539 people had signed up for private health insurance in Michigan through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace, beating expectations

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after it was announced that Ford CEO Alan Mulally would step down from Ford in July
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement in response to Secretary Sebelius’s announcement of final ACA enrollment numbers
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner to share the stories of Americans who have been cut off of unemployment benefits because of the program’s Dec. 28 lapse, and called on him to bring to the House floor the bipartisan, fully paid for Senate bill. The letter can be read in full below.
There are merits to the six tax provisions being considered today. I am among those who have favored extending the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit and I support other provisions before us...
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after it was announced that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would resign:
I was among the first to call for Lois Lerner to resign and for her to be relieved from her duties...
A bipartisan group of 46 House lawmakers have joined together to urge a key House committee to provide sustained funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).  In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations panel with jurisdiction over environmental programs, the lawmakers called for $300 million in 2015 for GLRI.  The letter was spearheaded by Michigan Reps. Sander Levin and John Dingell, along with Reps Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and David Joyce (R-OH).  A copy of the letter is below.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) went to the Floor of the House this afternoon to highlight that unemployed workers have been waiting 100 days for Congress to act to re-start the federal emergency unemployment insurance (UI) program.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the Senate’s vote to extend federal emergency unemployment insurance:
WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement on the House floor in support of extending emergency unemployment benefits, which would immediately benefit more than 2.8 million Americans:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  This is our first public meeting since you announced you will not seek reelection this fall.  As I stated when I heard the news:  your devotion to public service – and your dedication to your District and to our entire State of Michigan – has been unswerving.  You have brought a warm and dignified touch to your leadership, and I look forward to working with you on the unfinished business before our Committee in the coming months.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) delivered the following statement on the House floor today in opposition to H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act of 2104 – the House GOP’s 52nd attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that he would not seek reelection:
WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Democrats today released a new state-by-state analysis that estimates that the U.S. economy has lost $4.7 billion in the first three months of the year due to the Dec. 28 expiration of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation. More than 2.2 million Americans have now been cut off extended unemployment insurance because Republicans continue to block an extension of the program.
WASHINGTON – St. Clair Shores has received a $250,000 grant through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The city of Detroit also received a $1 million grant through the GLRI today.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor estimates that the bipartisan Senate agreement to extend the emergency unemployment insurance program would benefit nearly 2.8 million people. The estimates highlight how many people in each state would receive financial assistance under the agreement, which the Senate moved forward today with a bipartisan 65-34 vote and is expected to move to final passage next week. The agreement was announced earlier this month by five Senate Republicans and five Senate Democrats.
WASHINGTON –  Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow with Reps. John Dingell, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and Dan Kildee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting that, for the purpose of federal law and benefits, he recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages that took place across Michigan last weekend.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today after the World Trade Organization ruling on China’s export policies for rare-earth elements:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the upcoming end to open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement on Speaker Boehner’s statement on Implementing an Extension of the Federal Emergency Unemployment Insurance Program as contained in the bi-partisan proposal to extend UI for five months.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 4015, which would delay the individual mandate for five years:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the bipartisan Senate agreement to extend unemployment insurance:
Madam Secretary, welcome. We really do welcome you here. It is a chance to have some dialogue. I hope that's what will occur. Instead of dialogue what we've really had from the Republicans is diatribe. And we're going to see that further this week when there's an effort to take up our reform of SGR that's on a bipartisan basis, and fund it with essentially the destruction of the Affordable Care Act.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement at a press conference before signing a discharge petition to force House Republican leadership to allow a vote on a measure Rep. Levin introduced that would extend emergency unemployment insurance. The Dec. 28 expiration of the federal program has now cut off unemployment insurance to more than two million people – a state-by-state breakdown is here – harming more than one million children and affecting 200,000 veterans. Nearly five million people will lose access to unemployment insurance through the end of the year should Republicans continue to block an extension. The discharge petition, filed by Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois, would force a vote on the House floor to extend unemployment insurance if 218 members of Congress sign on.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) made the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it will hold off on Medicare Part D proposals relating to the protected classes definition on three drug classes, standards for preferred pharmacy networks, the number of Part D plans sponsors may offer, and clarifications to the non-interference provision:
Today, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-MI) introduced the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Act of 2014 to provide critical job training and worker assistance for Americans who have lost their jobs due to increased competition in the global marketplace.  The U.S. manufacturing, service, farming, and fishing sectors have been hit hard with declines in employment, and American workers need support and training to secure new employment.  At the beginning of this year, TAA expired for thousands of service industry workers affected by trade, as well as for workers losing their jobs due to imports from countries including China.  If Congress doesn’t reauthorize TAA by the end of the year, the entire program will expire. 
The number of people who have lost their unemployment benefits as a result of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program’s expiration has surpassed two million this week, according to a new analysis from Ways and Means Committee Democrats. The estimate includes the number of people in each state who have lost coverage since the program’s Dec. 28 expiration. Every week, 72,000 people, on average, are losing their unemployment benefits nationwide without an extension of the program. House Republicans have blocked multiple efforts by Democrats to bring up legislation to extend the program on the House floor. Last month a measure to extend the program came one vote short of the 60 votes necessary to move forward legislation in the Senate.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) unveiled his tax reform proposal:
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) attended a ceremony today at the White House where President Obama announced Michigan winning the Advanced Lightweight Metals Innovation public/private partnership. 
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) said that he would not seek reelection:
The Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI), Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), today released the following statement regarding the agreement between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders to resolve the crisis in Ukraine:
The Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI), Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), today released the following statement regarding the recent horrific violence in Ukraine, in which it has been reported that over 26 individuals have been killed and hundreds more have been seriously injured:
Ways and Means Committee Democrats today released a new state-by-state analysis that projects the U.S. economy will lose more than $3 billion in January and February alone due to the Dec. 28 expiration of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation. More than 1.8 million Americans have now been cut off extended unemployment insurance because Republicans continue to block an extension of the program. The House will not reconvene until February 25.
It has been nearly nine months since the Inspector General’s IRS audit report was published. And yet, Republicans are no closer today to finding any evidence to back up their baseless allegations of White House corruption than when they began making those claims immediately after the report came out, including during this committee’s first hearing on the matter May 17.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) today asked new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to detail how much taxpayer money and resources the IRS has spent to accommodate the six Congressional investigations initiated after the May 14 TIGTA audit report. In the nearly nine months since the report was published, no evidence of political motivation has emerged. Meanwhile, the agency in January completed every recommendation included in the May 14 audit report. The request for an accounting of resources spent on the investigations was made in a letter to Commissioner Koskinen. A PDF copy of the letter is here. Text follows:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to block a fully-paid for extension of the emergency unemployment insurance program, leaving the measure one vote shy of the 60 required to receive an up-or-down vote for final passage:
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) this week joined with his fellow Co-Chairs of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, Representatives Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Caucus Member, Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), in issuing the following statement regarding their meeting with opposition Members of the Ukrainian Parliament, Oleh Medunytsya and Volodymyr Shulha:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing. I am pleased to welcome the new Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, John Koskinen, to the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee.

Mr. Commissioner, you have a tough job ahead of you, and I want to thank you for accepting this challenge. Please know that many of us want to work with you to address the financing, services, and staffing problems facing the IRS.
“This weekend House Majority Leader Eric Cantor declared that the Affordable Care Act ‘is on borrowed time.’ Well let’s review what the Affordable Care Act has accomplished on Mr. Cantor’s so-called ‘borrowed time.’
More than five weeks since the expiration of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, nearly 1.7 million people have now been cut off their unemployment benefits, according to a new analysis from Ways and Means Committee Democrats. The estimate includes the number of people in each state who have lost coverage since the Dec. 28 expiration. Every week, 72,000 people, on average, are losing their unemployment benefits nationwide without an extension of the program. Meanwhile, the vast majority of Americans support an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which has never been discontinued with the rate of long-term unemployment as high as it remains today. House Republicans have blocked multiple efforts by Democrats to bring up legislation to extend the program on the House floor.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) made the following statement after President Obama convened a group of CEOs on the topic of long-term unemployment and announced steps to help long-term jobless Americans:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) made the following statement regarding Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s announcement that he would not seek reelection:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) made the following statement after President Obama's State of the Union Address:
More than 1.6 million job seekers have now been cut off their unemployment insurance, according to a new analysis from Ways and Means Committee Democrats. The projection, which includes the number of people in each state who have been cut off, is based on the number losing benefits since the end of December. Nationwide, nearly 72,000 people are losing unemployment insurance, on average, every week – adding to the 1.3 million Americans who lost their benefits immediately on Dec. 28. House Republicans have blocked multiple efforts by Democrats to bring up legislation to extend the unemployment insurance benefit on the House floor. Senate Republicans last week also voted twice to block legislation to extend the benefit, including an 11-month extension that would scale back the program substantially and offset the costs. More information about the harmful state impacts of the program's expiration is available here. A new poll from Fox News shows that the vast majority of Americans believe the program should be extended, with 69 percent saying that unemployment insurance – both state and federal benefits – should last one year, far beyond what is available to job seekers now that the emergency federal program has expired.
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today joined with his fellow Co-Chairs of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, Representatives Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), in issuing the following statement regarding recent violence in Kyiv and the passage of anti-democratic legislation.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) made remarks on the House floor today on the Republican myths about unemployment insurance:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after Senate Republicans twice blocked an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which expired Dec. 28 and has now cut off benefits to 1.5 million, a figure that grows by 72,000 people, on average, each week:
Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding Rep. George Miller’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this term:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today issued the following statement on the latest enrollment numbers released by HHS. The data show that nearly 2.2 million people have selected a health insurance plan through the state and federal marketplaces:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today released the following statement regarding the introduction of TPA legislation by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus and Senate Finance Ranking Member Orrin Hatch:
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the release of the Republican budget:
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today signed a petition that would force a vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government without any strings attached, ending the government shutdown that is now in its 12th day.
Levin Statement on Bi-partisan Letter from 230 Members urging U.S. to address currency manipulation in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade negotiations that now include Japan.
I enthusiastically endorse Rudy Hobbs’ candidacy for Congress. 
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the December jobs report:
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after the Michigan State House and Senate approved so-called right-to-work bills:

Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding the November jobs report:

Bill turns back clock on legislation signed by Gov. Romney in 1965
Highlights progress in letter to 6th Binational Lake St. Clair Conference

“Congress must get to work immediately to address our unfinished business and avoid the fiscal cliff. We cannot forget the human cliff looming for more than two million Americans scheduled to lose their economic lifeline during the upcoming holidays...

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today made the following statement regarding the Romney-Ryan tax plan at a press conference ahead of Rep. Ryan's visit to Oakland County:
Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan cannot calm the fears of seniors and near retirees worried about his plan to convert Medicare into a voucher program by promising them that only those younger than 55 will be affected.
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, today released the following statement regarding Gov. Romney's tax returns:

Gov. Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans — led by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp — continue to repeat a widely discredited claim that President Barack Obama is dismantling work requirements for welfare recipients.
WASHINGTON – Gov. Romney was pressed this morning in a Fox News interview to explain his tax haven investments through the Cayman Islands and Swiss bank accounts.  His answers defy common sense, for the reasons outlined below, and give rise to more questions about his investments in tax havens.
 

Gov. Romney was pressed this morning in a Fox News interview to explain his tax haven investments through the Cayman Islands and Swiss bank accounts. His answers defy common sense, for the reasons outlined below, and give rise to more questions about his investments in tax havens.
Call on House Republicans to pass immediately to ensure tax cuts continue for middle class.
Ways and Means Committee Democrats today introduced two pieces of legislation to provide tax credits for advanced energy manufacturing and renew the Build America Bond program. H.R. 6182: The American Advanced Energy Manufacturing Jobs Act of 2012, introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), extends and expands the 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit.  It will uncap the credit for certain advanced manufacturing -- solar, fuel cell, battery – and provide a $3 billion capped credit for other manufacturing. H.R. 6206: The Build America Bonds Act, introduced by Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) would help finance needed state and local capital projects including schools, transportation infrastructure, and public safety facilities and equipment, which build infrastructure and create jobs.
Legislation would require 10 years of tax returns and disclosure of overseas accounts and other financial transactions

The Clinton River is a very different waterway today than it was 40 years ago thanks to two key developments in 1972 that have had a profound impact on the river’s water quality.
U.S. House of Representative Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement in response to a recent announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services that it would consider requests from the states to operate demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to help recipients prepare for, find and maintain employment:
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