Ways and Means Committee


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Ways and Means Committee

1. A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives that recommends measures to raise funds for budgets. As such, taxation and tariff bills are referred to the Committee. It is considered one of the most powerful committees in the House.

2. A former Committee of the British House of Commons that performed much the same function. It was abolished in 1967.
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We're back to where we really want to start, which is we want to approve a tax measurethat addresses the concerns particularly the progressivity to collect money,' said Quimbo, who chaired the ways and means committee during the 16th Congress.
The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing last week on possible currency legislation, focusing in particular on a bill offered by Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat, and Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that barring a major shift in the make-up of the House, the agenda of any Ways and Means Committee chairman, Democrat or Republican, must be tempered to fit the political realities of a House controlled by a slim majority.
I've asked witnesses for the Ways and Means Committee, "What would you give not to deal with the IRS every year?
The ways and means committee under current chairperson Quirino Rep.
Ways and Means Committee Chair Bill Thomas opened the Midyear Conference on March 22 with a spirited and sometimes pointed defense of the benefits of the international tax reform provisions in the American Competitiveness Act (H.
On April 21, 2003, the TEC commented to the House Ways and Means Committee on the IRS budget, in a letter prepared by the IRS Practice and Procedures Committee (chaired by Jim Dougherty).
Congressional staffers on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee must feel a little like Sisyphus: No matter how hard they push the rock, their work is never done.
Collins now is working with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) to finalize the letter that will serve as the formal request to the ITC to initiate the investigation.
Secretary Thompson, for his part, had already told a Ways and Means Committee hearing the day before that as governor of Wisconsin, he had become frustrated with HCFA regulation and now wants the regulatory process to be more orderly and easier to understand.
Bill Archer, R-Texas, as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, were on the verge of announcing separate bills containing temporary adjustments to the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities.